tough shit


used to show that one is not sorry or does not feel bad about something
… the innumerable acolytes who show up on his doorstep with a copy of one of his books in hand, saying they want to sit at his knee. Well, tough shit, Campbell tells them. I don't want any disciples.L. Wright and M. E. Mark

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tough shit was in 1959

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“Tough shit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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