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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 171. The proverb today is " when
the going gets tough, the tough get going. " Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.
The proverb basically means when times are difficult or when one is in a
difficult situation, the toughest people or the people with the strongest will
and determination are the ones that will try harder and never give up. Okay. Let's
continue. In this proverb, there are two different meanings for both the
words going and tough. The first going refers to the times or situation. So when
the going ... when this situation... when the situation is this way. When the going.
So it's a situation. The second going refers to moving into action. So when the
going gets tough. When those when the times are tough, the tough get going. The
tough move into action. They do things. All right and then the word tough here. The
first stuff refers also to difficult times. When the going gets tough. When
things in your life get difficult. The tough get going you know, but here the
tough meaning people that are tough. People that are durable So the second
meaning means durable or able to bear discomfort. They're not an easy pushover.
They're not a person that gives up easily. So the tough get going. Again the
tough move into action. Okay. Let's continue. There are two possible origins
of this proverb. Some say it was a quote by Joseph P Kennedy the father of the
President John F Kennedy who was a businessman and investor. Okay. Or the
second possible origin comes from the football coach John Thomas. John
who managed the Green Hornet's you know, football team.
Okay. The quote was dated to September 1953 and reported in the newspaper "The
Corpus Christi Caller. Okay. So we actually do have a date on this one. The other one
where not sure the date. But it's but a lot of people said that that that
Kennedy's father had said it. The proverb was popularized more in the
1980s due to a song by Billy ocean. And the video was from the movie "The Jewel
of the Nile. " A very popular movie in the 1980s. Both the actor Michael Douglas and
the actress Kathleen Turner were both young. Michael Douglas was very handsome
Kathleen Turner was young and she was very attractive at that time. And of
course that movie was very, very popular. And then that was the time when
music videos were very ,very popular on MTV. So that video got to be shown a lot
and you know, it was a song people got to hear that
That proverb repeated over and over again. Okay. Let's continue and we have
just a couple of examples John Thomas you know, the coach we just talked about
before. So when the going gets tough the tough get going as a way to encourage
players. Or you know, he said that in his speeches you know, to you know to prove
you know, this is this is what you need. So it's so today it could still be used
in sports too Like by coaches trying to stimulate or encourage their players to
try harder. Okay and we could also say number two here. The proverb you know,
when the going gets tough the tough get going is often used in business training
seminars. Here especially for salespeople or managers or something like that. Okay.
Anyway, I hope you got it hope you found it informative. Thank you for your time.


English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (171) When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going

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