* “J-WOTD” = “Japanese Word of the Day”
“look tough” “(be) a force to be reckoned with”
rival to be reckoned with
something to be reckoned with
Usage: An friend of mine in an old company, said this about a manager that was trying to make us work hard on the very last day of our assignment on a certain project.. I guess it meant, “She (the boss) is just trying to look tough..