when the going gets rough

when the going gets rough

When things become very difficult or unpleasant to deal with; when it becomes very hard to keep carrying on. Everyone in our neighborhood is very close, so when the going gets rough for anyone, there's always someone to lend a hand. We all work pretty independently here, but our boss always helps out when the going gets rough.
See also: get, going, rough
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