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  • As tough as they come
  • As tough as tough
  • Be hard put to
  • Between a rock and a hard place ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Bit of rough
  • Blow hard
  • Boot camp
  • Born 1820 - Still going strong ( Johnny Walker Black Whiskey advertising slogan )
  • Built Ford tough ( Ford Cars advertising slogan )
  • Come down hard on
  • Curve ball ( a difficult proposition - deriving from baseball terminology )
  • Cut up rough
  • Diamond in the rough ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Die hard ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Do hard time ( Spend time in a high security prison )
  • Do it the hard way
  • Do the hard yards ( Put in the hard work necessary for success )
  • Dogged determination
  • Drive a hard bargain
  • Fall on hard times
  • Far From The Madding Crowd ( Thomas Hardy book )
  • For those who like the trade rough ( Travis aftershave advertising slogan )
  • Go hard
  • Go hard or go home
  • Going strong
  • Good coffee is like friendship: rich and warm and strong ( Pan-American Coffee Bureau advertising slogan )
  • Group of death ( the most difficult or competitive group in a sports tournament )
  • Hang tough
  • Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall ( Bob Dylan song )
  • Hard act to follow
  • Hard and fast
  • Hard aport
  • Hard astarboard
  • Hard at it
  • Hard case
  • Hard cases make bad law
  • Hard cash
  • Hard cheddar
  • Hard cheese
  • Hard copy
  • Hard done by
  • Hard drinker
  • Hard evidence
  • Hard facts
  • Hard feelings
  • Hard hearted
  • Hard hitting
  • Hard knocks
  • Hard labour
  • Hard lines
  • Hard liquor
  • Hard luck
  • Hard nosed
  • Hard of hearing
  • Hard on
  • Hard on the heels of
  • Hard pressed
  • Hard put to it
  • Hard row to hoe
  • Hard shell
  • Hard stuff
  • Hard times
  • Hard to come by
  • Hard to pin down
  • Hard to place
  • Hard to swallow
  • Hard to take
  • Hard up
  • Hard words
  • Hard work never did anyone any harm
  • Hard work never killed anyone
  • Hard, cold cash
  • Hardy ha ha
  • Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into ( A catchphrase from Laurel And Hardy )
  • Hold hard
  • Hurry hard
  • It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken ( Perdue Farms advertising slogan )
  • It's been a hard day's night, and I'd been working like a dog ( Beatles song lyric )
  • It's how the smooth take the rough ( Range Rover advertising slogan )
  • It's tough at the top
  • Kiss me Hardy ( Admiral Nelson quotation )
  • Live rough
  • Macho man
  • Make life difficult
  • No hard feelings
  • No hard feelings ( An injunction to forgive and forget following a dispute )
  • Old habits die hard
  • One Tough ( Nickname of Joaquin Andejar )
  • Out of the strong came forth sweetness ( Lyle's Golden Syrup advertising slogan )
  • Play hard to get
  • Play hardball ( A baseball expression meaning to be or act tough or aggressive )
  • Put in the hard yards
  • Put the hard word on
  • Rode hard and put away wet
  • Rough and ready
  • Rough and tumble
  • Rough around the edges
  • Rough diamond
  • Rough justice
  • Rough landing
  • Rough out
  • Rough ride
  • Rough stuff
  • Rough trade
  • Rough up
  • Saturday's child works hard for a living
  • School of hard knocks
  • Sleep rough
  • So round, so firm, so fully packed ( Lucky Strike Cigarettes advertising slogan )
  • Soft, strong and very long ( Andrex toilet tissue advertising slogan )
  • Strong in the arm and thick in the head
  • Strong medicine
  • Strong stomach
  • Strong, silent type
  • Take a cold hard look
  • Take a hard line
  • Take the rough with the smooth
  • Tess Of The D'Urbervilles ( Thomas Hardy book )
  • That Friday feeling ( anticipation of the weekend after a hard working week )
  • The Boston Strong Boy ( Nickname of John L. Sullivan )
  • The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer
  • The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ( quotation from the Bible - Ecclesiastes
  • The road isn't built that can make it breathe hard! ( Chevrolet advertising slogan )
  • There's never a rough puff in a lucky ( Lucky Strike Cigarettes advertising slogan )
  • This Hard Land ( Bruce Springsteen song )
  • To make that tough job easier - you deserve M&M candy ( M&Ms advertising slogan )
  • Tough Juice ( Nickname of Caron Butler )
  • Tough customer
  • Tough love
  • Tough luck
  • Tough nut to crack
  • Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime ( Tony Blair political slogan )
  • Tough pill to swallow
  • Tough row to hoe
  • Tough shit
  • Tough titty
  • True grit
  • Video nasty ( a violent or horrific video )
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going ( A catchphrase from Joseph Kennedy )
  • When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping
  • Work hard. Fly right ( Continental Airlines advertising slogan )
  • Working hard or hardly working?
  • Yorkshire born in Yorkshire bred, strong in the arm and weak in the head

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