tough love


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tough love

n.
The use of strict disciplinary measures and limitations on freedoms or privileges, as by a parent or guardian, as a means of fostering responsibility and expressing care or concern.

tough love

n
the practice of taking a stern attitude towards a relative or friend suffering from an addiction, etc, to help the addict overcome the problem
Translations

tough love

n (esp US inf) → liebevolle, aber strenge Haltung
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In his notes, Bergling wrote about 'Tough Love': "This one needs to be a duet.
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Walker, who is treated as the team's older brother, said he wants nothing but the best for his teammates and he will do whatever it takes for them to succeed and part of that is giving some tough love here and there.
Bhatt and Ogaki (21) extended the intergenerational altruism model by incorporating asymmetric time preferences between consecutive generations and endogenous discount rates, which they operationalize by parental discipline behavior named "tough love." In this model, the altruistic parent allows the child to suffer in the short run because she believes that the child will benefit in the long run.
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On one hand, she works with the likes of The Invisible's Dave Okumu, with whom she wrote most of her debut and invited back for Tough Love, as well as Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Dev Hynes, Benny Blanco and Japanese duo BenZel; cool collaborators in anyone's book.
She eems racked with oubt, explaining she was nervous about her voice appearing as clearly and high in the mix as it does on Tough Love, compared to her more subdued performance on her debut.
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JESSIE WARE - TOUGH LOVE JESSIE Ware has a fine set of pipes and looks the part too, a sort of 21st century Sade with teen girl appeal.