if the going gets tough

if the going gets tough

If things become too difficult or unpleasant to deal with; if it becomes too hard to keep carrying on. Everyone in our neighborhood is very close, so if the going gets tough for anyone, there's always someone to lend a hand. I trust you'll be able to handle this on your own, but give me a call if the going gets tough.
See also: get, going, if, tough
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