when the going gets tough, the tough get going

idiom

used to say that when there are problems, strong people work hard to solve them

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when the going gets tough

when the going gets tough, the tough get going

when the need arises

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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/when%20the%20going%20gets%20tough%2C%20the%20tough%20get%20going. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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