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Synonyms for toughie

a rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions

Synonyms for toughie

an aggressive and violent young criminal

a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem

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This is a perfect case of how to end up a solitary toughie when looking to become a global player.
A toughie to be sure, but edicts from on high usually do more harm than good.
She has also appended several footnotes, unfortunately indiscriminately repeating the author's ironic cliche about the great educator Makarenko, a Soviet toughie who even in the text of the story "packed a pistol and used it to perform simple confidence tricks.
Roth continued signing his posters, apparently unmoved, until he furtively leaned over toward me and said, with a straight face, in a low voice: "Well, this guy's a real toughie, isn't he?
Entourage star Adrian Grenier (11%), Orlando Bloom (10%), Josh Harnett (8%), Russell Crowe and Daily Show host Jon Stewart (5% each), urban superstar Usher (4%), Sopranos' toughie James Gandolfini (3).
The double-dogleg 555-yard eighth, the second of the three par fives, has always been a toughie due to the creek running down the right side Story of last year Roger Chapman led by five going into the final day and held his nerve almost until the end, hanging on to edge out John Cook by two Weather forecast Hot (up to 27C) and humid after early-week storms.
It''s a toughie this time, and not for any good reasons.
KAYSERy (CyHAN)- Fener coach Aykut Kocaman may be tempted to rest some of his regular starters for the toughie against Gladbach next week and give some of his reserves a chance against Kayserispor.
The kid was a bit of a toughie, but he had the better skill.
Unfortunately, even though it's only a few hours old, 2011 looks like being a toughie.
On the match, he added: "Although not in the leading group, Barnsley gave us one of the hardest games of the season back in September, and we know we'll be in for a toughie," said Shaw.
Those last two away trips were crucial but we came home unscathed and now it's another toughie.
To name just two: Marin County's Joe Nation, a sharp economist, or the East Bay's Joseph Canciamilla, a toughie against special interests.
SCHOOLCAST Dividing energy between academia and me-time can be a toughie.