characterized by firmness, determination, aggressiveness, or severity:
a get-tough policy.
- Get tough with
Become harsh, severe, unyielding with someone. For example, We have to get tough with these people or we’ll get nowhere. [ c. 1930 ]
[get-ee] /ˈgɛt i/ noun 1. J(ean) Paul, 1892–1976, U.S. oil magnate and art collector. /ˈɡɛtɪ/ noun 1. J(ean) Paul. 1892–1976, US oil executive, millionaire, and art collector operating system A Unix program which sets terminal type, modes, speed and line discipline for a serial port, and is used in the login process. (1996-12-08)
[get-iz-burg] /ˈgɛt ɪzˌbɜrg/ noun 1. a borough in S Pennsylvania: Confederate forces defeated in a crucial battle of the Civil War fought near here on July 1–3, 1863; national cemetery and military park. /ˈɡɛtɪzˌbɜːɡ/ noun 1. a small town in S Pennsylvania, southwest of Harrisburg: scene of a crucial battle (1863) during the American Civil […]
noun 1. the notable short speech made by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pa. noun 1. (US, history) the speech made by President Lincoln at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg in Nov 1863 A speech delivered by […]