In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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!
2(person)matoncito masculine informal
- College students are held in low esteem, thanks to commercial movies that regularly feature youth as toughies amid free-flowing booze, drugs, and gals.
- It's a toughie this one, but there's a strategically placed bench half way up!
- That's a toughie - but here's one strong opinion of why each of the eight would win if it went toe-to-toe with the Bulldogs.
- The musicals round was potentially going to be a toughie.
- I know this is a toughie, but it just has to be non-negotiable.
- Last night Darren, Drew and I went to the Retro Bar pop quiz. £97 was up for grabs so the quiz was a toughie.
- All that was missing from the scene were a couple of pin-striped toughies carrying violin cases.
- That's a toughie, because they sometimes want detail.
- There is no doubt that behind Goodwin's schoolboy looks lurks a toughie.
- That's a toughie to get across with such limited resources.
- 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.
- So it does not make sense to solve a toughie and impress the examiner (which anyway will be a computer).
- This is a toughie - you need to look at your own set of skills, experience and ability realistically to identify where your weaknesses lie and address them.
- Flash forward to their senior year: Lucy is a brainiac virgin; Kit is an engaged, self centered snob; and Mimi is a trailer trash talking toughie who had the unfortunate luck of getting pregnant.
- But some students cracked real toughies, too, without batting an eyelid.
- The toughies she encountered during her teaching career knew exactly where they stood with her and respected her for it.
- It was a toughie, but we finally got it all right and enjoyed great panoramic views of the Silicon Valley and Bay below.
- She's the toughie; he's the softie, leading with his heart, trying to tamp down his prim lust.
- ‘Herm, that's a toughie,’ Lisa said, placing her finger on her chin, appearing to be in deep thought, contemplating all the wonders of the universe.
- Pubs, this is a toughie, I don't know what to suggest.
- Jean-Pierre's father likes to regale me of his days as a young motorcycle toughie in the Tehran nightclubs.
- That's a toughie, or should have been, but isn't, because difficult issues, such as paternity suits, or a grown man in an elf costume wanting to play with other people's children, are brushed under the carpet.
- But I think if I were a man, I'd be a real toughie, a kind of a gruff - I'd be a man's man.
- This is a toughie to answer because I think it depends very much on the wider nature of the person involved.
- The toughie from Madison Wisconsin, Morel, might be a different story.
- It's a toughie but I'd have to go with the Campino.
- Here's a toughie: yep, I'm on the rebound from a decent relationship with a decent guy who just wasn't ready to be responsible to a committed relationship.
- You don't have to be such a toughie or one of the guys all the time you know.
- But Bogart's iconic image as the toughie was something he could rarely escape, even off screen.
- James Cagney was a screen toughie, but the poor guy had to dance and sing for the Academy members to take note of him.
- They're toughies, but they also respond to kindness.
- In this genre, they don't come more distinctive, and the haunchy swoop of the back end is a steroidal depiction of a toughie driving round the block.
- When she was still in her early teens, this man who was a toughie, jumped on to the stage after her dance, brandishing a knife, and told her, ‘You have to be mine.’
- I know that ankle injuries are toughies to come back from, but this is getting a little extreme, isn't it?
- While we wondered at their street-corner, street-clothed hardiness a couple of other toughies turned up.
- Now a toughie: Why in its main business of peddling computers does this same company have so much trouble elevating its minuscule single-digit market share?
- But Australians seem to respect someone who acts like a toughie.
- I may be an interior designer but I am a toughie - and that's part due to my Yorkshire background, I'm sure.
- Monkeys who want to rule the world will be slapped down by these troublesome toughies called Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.
- 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.
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