||When Sue gave birth to twins and Dave lost his job, they lived through tough times.
||(See tough luck)
||become tougher, grow stronger
||The army will toughen him up. They'll develop his stamina.
|tower of strength
||(See a tower of strength)
||not be serious about me, not take me seriously
||I love her, but she's just toying with me - playing with me.
||list of achievements, summary of career work
||Lou's track record is excellent. She was top seller last year.
||insult each other, say rude things to each other, mudsling
||When the two men couldn't agree on the cause of the problem, they began trading insults.
||a business secret, a special recipe or formula
||I won't tell how Paula makes her pizza. It's a trade secret.
||traffic that is not moving, many vehicles on one road
||I was late for class because of a traffic jam. Honest!
|train of thought
||(See lose my train of thought)