hang tough
phrasal to remain resolute in the face of adversity ; hang in

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hang tough — [v] endure bear, bear the brunt*, be patient with, brave, cope with, face, go through, grin and bear it*, gut it out*, hang in*, hang in there, keep up, live out, live through, meet with, never say die*, put up with, ride out*, sit through, stand …   New thesaurus

  • Hang Tough — Infobox Gladiators Event Event Name = Hang Tough| |thumb width = 320px c Int. Year = 1990 origin country= flag|United States Used In = flag|United States flag|United Kingdom flag|Australia flag|Nigeria flag|Denmark flag|Finland flag|Sweden… …   Wikipedia

  • hang tough — phrasal : to persist in the face of adversity * * * hang tough (US) To stay resolute or determined • • • Main Entry: ↑hang * * * be or remain inflexible or firmly resolved * * * hang tough chiefly US informal : to keep working or trying to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang tough — vp Stick with, keep going, don t give up. We need to hang tough on our decision. 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hang tough — continue to try, be strong and determined    As we returned to the field, the coach said, Hang tough, guys …   English idioms

  • hang tough — verb To remain strong willed or brave, especially when experiencing duress or adversity. But Hoop Dreams isnt mainly about sport, or even about life and death in the inner city. Its about families hanging tough on nerve and prayer. Syn: grin and… …   Wiktionary

  • hang tough — American, informal to not change your actions or opinions although other people try to make you do this. The President is hanging tough on the hostage crisis …   New idioms dictionary

  • hang tough — Verb. To act tough and arrogant …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • hang tough — sts+idi Informal. to remain unyielding or inflexible …   From formal English to slang

  • hang tough — v. maintain one s ideas or attitudes …   English slang

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