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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