informal Designating an approach or attitude characterized by assertiveness, firmness, or aggressiveness: the administration is implementing get-tough changes in the juvenile system a new get-tough policy on parking offences
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- Which brings us back to the first question: Why the get-tough approach?
- The Feds sent a high-visibility signal this week on a new get-tough approach to business fraud.
- The authority adopted a get-tough attitude on Thursday last when it supplied the media with a list of food businesses that are served with closure orders, prohibition orders, and improvement orders.
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