tough cookie

noun

Definition of tough cookie

: a person who is physically and emotionally strong Don't worry about her—she's a tough cookie.

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“Tough cookie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tough%20cookie. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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