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tough as old bootsVery tough (very strong)Rate it:

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when the going gets tough, the tough get goingin difficult times, it is the strong-willed who take action.Rate it:

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same old same oldA familiar, uninteresting, or tedious situation, activity, narrative, or set of facts.Rate it:

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lick his bootsTo try too hard to please someone important.Rate it:

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quake in one's bootsTo be frightened, scared, or nervous.Rate it:

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bet one's bootsTo be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough to wager an essential possession.Rate it:

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boots and allUsed other than as an idiom: see boots, and all.Rate it:

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boots and allWithout reserve, with no holds barred; totally, completely.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThe ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict, rather than troops not engaged or other military action such as air strikes.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThis smacks of a military jargon. Troops deployed to confront enemy. Modern warfare can be conducted from helicopters, drones, bombers with remote directed missiles, rockets and missiles from ships.Rate it:

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hang up one's bootsRetire, call it a day.Rate it:

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kicking bootsAbility to kick well.Rate it:

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shoot the bootsTo kick swiftly and violently, especially in the groin.Rate it:

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too big for one's bootsFar less capable than one's claims to be.Rate it:

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tough loveThe compassionate use of stringent disciplinary measures, to attempt to improve someone's behavior.Rate it:

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do it toughTo be in a desperate situation; to struggle.Rate it:

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hang toughTo remain strong-willed or brave, especially when experiencing duress or adversity.Rate it:

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tough as nailsHaving a hard, strong, and determined mindset / mentality.Rate it:

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tough callA choice or judgment which is difficult to make, especially one involving only two alternatives.Rate it:

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tough cookieA person who can endure physical or mental hardship; a hardened, strong-willed person.Rate it:

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tough cookiesplural form of tough cookieRate it:

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tough cookiesToo bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.Rate it:

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tough luckBad luck.Rate it:

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tough nut to crackA difficult or sticky problem.Rate it:

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tough outTo endure.Rate it:

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tough row to hoeA difficult or arduous task.Rate it:

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tough tittiesplural form of tough tittyRate it:

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tough tittiesToo bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.Rate it:

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tough tittyToo bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.Rate it:

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tough toodlesToo bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.Rate it:

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tough tuchusToo bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.Rate it:

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old saltA seasoned sailor, especially one who is hardy and forthright in manner.Rate it:

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good old boyA friendly, unambitious, relatively uneducated, sometimes racially biased white man who embodies the stereotype of the folksy culture of the rural southern USA.Rate it:

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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..Rate it:

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an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.Rate it:

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any oldUsed other than as an idiom: see any, old.Rate it:

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any oldAny, absolutely any, any typical, a run-of-the-mill.Rate it:

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any old nook or crannyAlternative form of any nook or cranny.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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big oldEmphatically or impressively big; really big.Rate it:

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chip off the old blockSomeone who takes after their parent.Rate it:

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dirty old manAn adult male - usually middle-aged or elderly - who acts in a lecherous or lewd manner.Rate it:

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every old nook and crannyAlternative form of every nook and cranny.Rate it:

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for old times' sakeAn appeal to the nostalgia of prior experiences to convince someone to do something.Rate it:

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for old times' sakesAlternative form of for old times' sake.Rate it:

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give it the old college tryAn American Expression'; Give It The Traditional College Student's Focused, Determined Attempt Toward Achieving The Goal!Rate it:

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give someone the old heave-hoAlternative form of give somebody the heave-ho.Rate it:

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good old boyA male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow.Rate it:

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little oldUsed other than as an idiom: see little, old.Rate it:

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little oldEmphatically, affectionately, or humorously little; ordinary or harmless (especially when trying to downplay the importance of something).Rate it:

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