# A tough riddle - What am I?

We go everywhere together.
You bite me, but that doesn't mean that you're tough.
You're not tough enough to eat me.
Only the hardest are compared to I.
I will bring about the end, in your place of final resting.
And with me as a resting place, you would not lie comfortably.
I'm known for success and perfection.
You'll go for my head, when you know what I am.

What am I?

Nails (Both finger/toe nails and hardware nails)

We go everywhere together.

Almost everyone has finger/toe nails and takes them with them

You bite me, but that doesn't mean that you're tough.

Can be bitten but nail-biting is synonymous with worrying, not exactly tough

You're not tough enough to eat me.

Most people wouldn't eat hardware nails. From OP; 'He looks like he ate nails for breakfast' is a phrase describing someone who looks tough.

Only the hardest are compared to I.

Consider the phrase 'Hard as nails' describing a tough person

I will bring about the end, in your place of final resting.

Consider the phrase 'Final nail in the coffin'

And with me as a resting place, you would not lie comfortably.

The 'lying on a bed of nails' feat, hardly considered comfortable

I'm known for success and perfection.

Consider the phrase 'Nailed it!', an utterance when succeeding with style

You'll go for my head, when you know what I am.

Consider the phrase 'Hit the nail on the head' both literally and figuratively.

• I've accepted your answer because it is the more correct one. – hypern Jul 26 '16 at 12:56
• Although what you said for Line 3 is correct, there is an idiom about eating <answer> that I had in mind and it is supposed to mean that someone looks tough. Ie. He looks like he ate <answer> for breakfast. Aside from that, spot on. – hypern Jul 26 '16 at 12:58
• Ah yes, I thought there may be a phrase concerning that, cheers I'll edit it in. – Arth Jul 26 '16 at 12:59
• The third last hint - It's not that uncomfortable, if setup correctly. – Canadian Luke Jul 26 '16 at 16:22

Nails

We go everywhere together.

We all have'em.

You bite me, but that doesn't mean that you're tough.

People with anxiety are usually pictured biting their nails.

You're not tough enough to eat me.

Only the hardest are compared to I.

Tough as Nail

I will bring about the end, in your place of final resting.

Coffins are secure with nails.

And with me as a resting place, you would not lie comfortably.

Lying on nails is known to be uncomfortably.

I'm known for success and perfection.

To nail something is to do it perfectly.

You'll go for my head, when you know what I am.

You'll type the answer, probably using the tip of the nail too

• I eat them..... – Mithical Jul 26 '16 at 11:25
• This may be the answer, but maybe if you think of the metal version of this word there will be better explanations for some of the lines. (final resting = coffin... <blank> in the coffin) (saying of "tough as <blank>) Some resting places are a "bed of <blank>", etc. – Keeta - reinstate Monica Jul 26 '16 at 12:15
• I suspect that this is right, but the reasoning is a little off in places. – Strawberry Jul 26 '16 at 12:30
• This is correct. But there are a lot of idioms that need explaining. Lines 3, 4, 5 ,7 and 8 should be looked at again :) – hypern Jul 26 '16 at 12:36
• Filling in the gaps for lois6b: 3/4 - As hard as nails is an idiom for very strong, like something that is nailed together (also heard as tough as nails meaning a similar thing) 5 - Put the nail in the coffin - to finish something off 7 - To nail something is to do it perfectly/successfully 8 - To hit the nail on the head is to get the correct answer – Scoranio Jul 26 '16 at 12:41

I think

Brain

# Explanation

We go everywhere together.


The brain is in your head always, you can't live without it.

You're not tough enough to eat me.


You can't eat your brain lol

Only the hardest are compared to I.


Everyone has a brain, but there are some genious.

I will bring about the end, in your place of final resting.


I'm known for success and perfection.


The brain is perfect.

• Nice attempt, but its incorrect. – hypern Jul 26 '16 at 11:14
• Hi! You might consider putting your explanation behind spoiler tags as well. – elias Jul 26 '16 at 11:14
• Ok. @hypern Sorry, I must delete it? – Ronronner Jul 26 '16 at 11:16
• @Ronronner You don't have to apologise for providing an answer! You certainly don't have to delete it either. – hypern Jul 26 '16 at 11:17
• Ok. I'm new in this site and I'm solving problem solving/logic quiz etc. since few time – Ronronner Jul 26 '16 at 11:20

Teeth?

We go everywhere together.

You have em in your mouth

You bite me, but that doesn't mean that you're tough.

You bite with them

You're not tough enough to eat me.

No you're not.

Only the hardest are compared to I.

Hardest in body

I will bring about the end, in your place of final resting.

Eaten in grave?

And with me as a resting place, you would not lie comfortably.

Don't want to be eaten

I'm known for success and perfection.

???

You'll go for my head, when you know what I am.

• Its not teeth, but its an interesting answer. – hypern Jul 26 '16 at 11:16
• for success i think its like: white teeth means wealthy – lois6b Jul 26 '16 at 11:17

SHOES

We go everywhere together.

each for 1 leg.

You bite me, but that doesn't mean that you're tough.

sometimes shoes bite if not correct size.

You're not tough enough to eat me.

but shoes can't eat us.

I will bring about the end, in your place of final resting.

Where you leave your shoes after we come to home.

• Its not the answer :) – hypern Jul 26 '16 at 11:18

Are you my

Tongue

We go everywhere together.

Your tongue is generally part of you

You bite me, but that doesn't mean that you're tough.

Many people bite their tongues, and it usually hurts

You're not tough enough to eat me.

No matter who you are, you aren't likely to eat your own tongue

Only the hardest are compared to I.

Not sure here. My initial thought was putting your money where your mouth is, but that is weak

I will bring about the end, in your place of final resting.

Those around you will eulogize you after your death

And with me as a resting place, you would not lie comfortably.

First thought is cannibalism, but that seems wrong

I'm known for success and perfection.

Some allusion to silver tongued people?

You'll go for my head, when you know what I am.

Oh, the answer is on the tip of my tongue...

Maybe

Money (coins)

We go everywhere together.

almost everybody has money with them

You bite me, but that doesn't mean that you're tough.

in old times people used to bite gold coins to see if it was real?

And with me as a resting place, you would not lie comfortably.

coins are not very comfortable to lie on

I'm known for success and perfection.

people associate money with success (and perfection?)

You'll go for my head, when you know what I am.

everybody wants money. head could refer to the head side of a coin but it probably refers to the faces on banknotes, which you would want because they are worth more