talk tough

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Definition of talk tough

: to say that one will act in a forceful and aggressive way When the subject is national security, all the candidates talk tough. often + onThe new mayor talks tough on crime.

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“Talk tough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20tough. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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