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    tough board

    Hi, Everybody,

    Could you please explain, what "tough board" means? We found that it is sth like "tough woman" but this meaning does not fit our text.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: tough board

    Quote Originally Posted by eFFcia View Post
    Hi, Everybody,

    Could you please explain, what "tough board" means? We found that it is sth something like "tough woman" but this meaning does not fit our text.

    Thanks in advance.

    Are you sure it doesn't say "tough broad", not "board"? If you want us to see if we can work out the meaning of a two-word phrase, we need more than the phrase. Please give the full sentence where it appears, and the context.

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    Re: tough board

    Sorry, it is "tough broad", actually. The sentence is: "And while I may have delighted in a bad guy's black humour, or a tough broad's cynicism, I was never one of those attorneys who got naughty thrills sociallizing with hoods."

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    Re: tough board

    Why do you think that the definition of a "tough broad" that you found doesn't fit?

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    Re: tough board

    Why answering the question with a question?:)

    I would like just to know if there is any other meaning of "tough broad" than "tough woman" because "tough woman" does not make much sense in the text.

    (In fact, my colleague asked me to find help and I myself do not understand the sentence at all:))

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    Re: tough board

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    Why do you answering the question with a question?:)
    Probably because ems thinks that the definition fits, as I do.
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    And can you tell me if "tough broad" has any OTHER meaning?

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    And can you tell me if "tough broad" has any OTHER meaning?
    Not one that springs to mind. That is the definition that is appropriate here.

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    Thank you:)

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    Re: tough board

    The reason that we answer questions with another question sometimes is that it helps learners to think for themselves. If we simply provide the answer every time, we can't be sure that anyone has learnt anything. You said in your first post that you didn't think that the definition you had found fitted the context. I was (and still am) curious as to why you didn't think it fitted. As 5jj said, both he and I find that it fits perfectly well.

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