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English definition of “when the going gets rough/tough”

when the going gets rough/tough

when a situation becomes difficult or unpleasant: I run the farm on my own but a local boy helps me out when the going gets tough.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of when the going gets rough/tough from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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