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13:23 Apr 9, 2007
English to Dutch translations [PRO] Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase:tough love
Context: 'In short, you’ve been a drunk, a thief, a possible felon, an unconvicted deserter, and a crybaby. You may call that statement cruel. I call it “tough love.”'
(Micheal Moore, Stupid White Men, p74)
Explanation in English: 'the method of helping someone to change his behaviour by treating him in a very severe way.'