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1. A term that is suitable only for situations that result in a loss or an unexpected turn for the worse
2. At first, "tough one" was used in a derogatory manner. However, with the passing of time, the term has been used in a lighter, more colloquial usage
Coach: Tough one Feremy
Feremy (the athlete): I know Coach. I think I could have gotten him. That was a tough one
Coach: You know, I'd highly encourage you to do a little more with the backhand. If you do, you can say goodbye to the tough ones.
by Demonte Jones June 11, 2010
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to take an unfortunate loss and turn of events.
"last night took an L, but tonight I bounce back" - Big Sean (2017)
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