Definition of get-tough in English:

get-tough

Syllabification: get-tough

adjective

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
More example sentences
  • 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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