What Does "Tough Shit" Mean?

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"Tough shit" is an expression of a lack of sympathy.

"Tough shit" is a crude, informal expression in English. It's generally used to show a lack of sympathy towards someone's unfortunate situation or to suggest that the person will just have to deal with the problem or situation. It's akin to saying, "That's too bad, but there's nothing that can be done about it." For example:
  • You're broken hearted and you'll never love again? Tough shit. Welcome to the the real world.
  • Tough shit, you lost. Dry your eyes and try again.
The phrase "tough shit" is very informal and is also rude or insensitive. It's generally not suitable for formal, professional, or polite conversation.

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meaning of Tough Shit

"Expression of Lack of Sympathy"

Summary of Key Points

"Expression of Lack of Sympathy" is the most common definition for Tough Shit on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Tough Shit
Definition:Expression of Lack of Sympathy
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of Tough Shit Used in a Text

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