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  1. phalkun
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    "the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

    I heard this idiom,
    "the going gets tough, the tough gets going". I think i know the meaning but i'm not quite sure. Does it mean like, for example, if someone is trying to do something but utimately gives up ?

    Let me know if i'm wrong, not quite right.

    Cheers. :D

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    Re: "the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

    Quote Originally Posted by phalkun
    I heard this idiom,
    "the going gets tough, the tough gets going". I think i know the meaning but i'm not quite sure. Does it mean like, for example, if someone is trying to do something but utimately gives up ?

    Let me know if i'm wrong, not quite right.

    Cheers. :D
    When life become difficult, the strong rise to the challenge; they fight to survive/win! :wink:

  3. phalkun
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    Re: "the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by phalkun
    I heard this idiom,
    "the going gets tough, the tough gets going". I think i know the meaning but i'm not quite sure. Does it mean like, for example, if someone is trying to do something but utimately gives up ?

    Let me know if i'm wrong, not quite right.

    Cheers. :D
    When life become difficult, the strong rise to the challenge; they fight to survive/win! :wink:
    I don't really get you. Can you explain a bit more plz? Can it mean something else?

    Thanks alot.

  4. phalkun
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    Re: "the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by phalkun
    I heard this idiom,
    "the going gets tough, the tough gets going". I think i know the meaning but i'm not quite sure. Does it mean like, for example, if someone is trying to do something but utimately gives up ?

    Let me know if i'm wrong, not quite right.

    Cheers. :D
    When life become difficult, the strong rise to the challenge; they fight to survive/win! :wink:
    I don't really get you. Can you explain a bit more plz? Can it mean something else?

    Thanks alot.


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    #5
    The going gets tough => life/things become difficult
    the tough gets going => tough/strong persons march on/are not stopped by adversity

    The saying means: don't give up when it gets difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    The going gets tough => life/things become difficult
    the tough gets going => tough/strong persons march on/are not stopped by adversity

    The saying means: don't give up when it gets difficult.

    FRC

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    Re: "the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

    Tough has two meanings. It could mean hard or dificult, it could also mean a strong person.

    So in this case, the idiom means, when times/situations are hard/tough, tough/strong people kick arse.

  6. phalkun
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    Re: "the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

    Thanks

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    Re: "the going gets tough, the tough gets going"

    Can it also mean, suppose I am in a job and the facility has decreased. That means, the going is getting tough. So I plan to switch job coz I know I can find another. Meaning the tough gets going.

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