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    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    tough as teak, hard as nails

    Dear teachers
    When sb is described like that, what does it mean?
    Thank u.


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    Re: tough as teak, hard as nails

    Quote Originally Posted by chitchit View Post
    Dear teachers
    When somebody [?] is described like that, what does it mean?
    Thank you.

    Negatively, they are ruthless, unfeeling and thick-skinned.

    Positively, they can endure anything.

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