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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.
(Definition of when the going gets rough/tough from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “when the going gets rough/tough”
in Chinese (Simplified) 形势越来越困难…
in Chinese (Traditional) 形勢越來越困難…
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