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    Hang in there vs Hang tough

    Can "hang in there" and "hang tough" be used both affirmatively and as an exclamation?

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    - Johnson and Walsh who are our best players are ruled out; we've got a slim chance of reaching the final.
    - Hang in there!/Hang tough!

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    He shrugged off their discouragement and said: "I'll be hangin' in there/hangin' tough."

    Are these examples fine?

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    Re: Hang in there vs Hang tough

    Yes, they mean the same thing.

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