when the going gets tough, the tough get going

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going definition


The way to overcome adversity is to try harder.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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when the going gets tough, the tough get going

see under get going, def. 2.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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