Why does the cookie monster fear the gingerbread man? Because he’s one tough cookie.
When the going gets tough, let the pins fall where they may.
Roses are red,
Relationships are tough,
The reason I love you,
Is we hate the same stuff.
At an art gallery, a woman and her ten-year-old son were having a tough time choosing between one of my paintings and another artist's work.
They finally went with mine.
"I guess you decided you prefer an autumn scene to a floral," I said.
"No," said the boy. "Your painting's wider, so it'll cover more holes in our wall."
Did You Hear About The Duck Who Thought He Was a Squirrel?
It was one tough nut to quack.
What do koalas do when they’re facing a tough situation? They grin and bear it.
Why couldn't the squirrel eat the macadamia nut?
It was one tough nut to crack.
Basketball players manage to remain cool even during tough matches because they stay closer to the fans.
An extremely slim model, Miss Slater,
Was attacked by a croc and it ate 'er.
Said her trainer, Tough deal,
What a horrible meal,
We should throw it some greens and potater.
“I came from a real tough neighborhood. Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn’t a professional, the knife had butter on it.”
Rodney Dangerfield
Bob Monkhouse

“It’s been a tough week. I bought myself a memory foam mattress and now it’s trying to blackmail me.”