Recently, I was thinking about Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce and his lack of toughness. I thought of comparing his toughness to my grandmother. Then I remembered my grandmother survived the Holocaust. So, I can't say, "Paul Pierce is as tough as my grandmother." My grandmother is much tougher than Paul Pierce.
Paul Pierce is not as tough as my brother. When my brother fell out of a second story window as a 4 year old, he walked it off. He didn't need a wheelchair. He didn't roll around on the floor. He just walked it off.
My little cousin is tougher than Paul Pierce. My little cousin has brittle bones. He fractured his wrist as he fell on the grass picking up a ball. His eyes didn't water. He didn't take off school for 2-3 weeks.
My mom is not very tough. She's a ham and milks any slight injury she gets. She cries at the drop of a hat. My mother is about as tough as Paul Pierce.