Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Strong, determined, and able to face up to reality.
practical, pragmatic, matter-of-fact, down-to-earth, sensible, commonsensicalView synonyms
- ‘But even if tough-minded businessmen and a reform-minded government make all the right moves, B.C. is going to be a far different province in the 21st century.’
- ‘Ironic, tough-minded, unsentimental, all three remained possessed by a piece of experience they - none of them - could actually penetrate.’
- ‘That injects his analysis with a tough-minded realism that is often lacking in challenges to the hawkish view of the world.’
- ‘But with sufficient will and attention, and a balanced, tough-minded approach, solutions are possible.’
- ‘But no regulator, no matter how devoted and how tough-minded, can ever fully offset the incentives that many of the players in the market have to misbehave.’
- ‘We need to understand that they know who they are, and are clear about their interests and in that clear tough-minded way that we need to sit down and make it clear that we're not going the base relationships on delusions and wishful thinking.’
- ‘At the same time, this next generation of women is too practical, pragmatic, and tough-minded to be dismissed as ideologues.’
- ‘While this view was based on very selective evidence, it had a powerful hold on political leaders, tough-minded technocrats and senior government bureaucrats in many developing countries.’
- ‘All the tough-minded arguments for liberal imperialism are ones that could have been - and were - used to justify wars that today's liberal imperialists retroactively deplore.’
- ‘Now there's an opportunity for getting on all fours in a hard-headed, tough-minded way, with a government which is trying to do the right sort of thing.’
- ‘The tough-minded approach isn't good news for high-tech companies looking for a return to glory days.’
- ‘They are close to the tough-minded position of extreme realists - except that hard revolutionists want to destroy the state system, whereas extreme realists want to preserve it.’
- ‘Thus, she plausibly can present herself as tough-minded here (more than plausibly perhaps - few have ever questioned her toughness).’
- ‘He has vision, a tremendous burst of acceleration, he runs low to the ground and he's a very tough-minded player.’
- ‘He proved himself to be tenacious, smart, and extremely well-educated - with the kind of tough-minded common sense they breed in the West.’
- ‘You might not remember why you made up your mind but, because you're such a tough-minded thinker, your reasons must have been good ones.’
- ‘Increasingly, work and competition exist along the boundary where ideas meet execution - and where soaring creativity meets tough-minded business logic.’
- ‘The tone of the report is tough-minded and the approach managerialist.’
- ‘All of that glamour wilts under the scrutiny of tough-minded business analysis.’
- ‘These subjects are strong-willed and tough-minded.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.