Translation of toughie in Spanish:

toughie

Pronunciation: /ˈtʌfi/

n

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (difficult problem, question) the exam was a real toughie el examen fue dificilísimo will he win? — hmm, that's a toughie ¿ganará? — ¡vaya preguntita! 1.2 (person) matoncito (masculine) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • When the going gets tough, you toughies really do get up - so make the extra effort this week to help others not fortunate enough to have been born Capricorns with some of your true grit, fortitude and soul support.
    • The toughies she encountered during her teaching career knew exactly where they stood with her and respected her for it.
    • College students are held in low esteem, thanks to commercial movies that regularly feature youth as toughies amid free-flowing booze, drugs, and gals.
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    • But some students cracked real toughies, too, without batting an eyelid.
    • That's a toughie, because there's no way to get around it - if they're fat-free, the cookies aren't so great, and you end up eating more.
    • That's a toughie, because they sometimes want detail.

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