When the going gets tough, the tough get going.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #156



今回のフレーズは「When the going gets tough, the tough get going.」です。

「When the going gets tough, the tough get going.」は、直訳すると「困難な状況になると、強い人は動き出す」となります。


例えば、何か厳しい状況に立たされたときに、「When the going gets tough, the tough get going.(状況が厳しくなると、強い人たちは行動を起こす)」と言って、仲間を奮い立たせることができます。また、困難なプロジェクトに取り組んでいるときに、「We might be facing some challenges, but remember, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.(いくつかの課題に直面しているかもしれないが、状況が厳しくなると、本当に強い人は動き出すことを忘れないで)」と言うこともできます。

「When the going gets tough, the tough get going.」の起源は正確には分かっていませんが、1950年代のアメリカンフットボールの世界で生まれたと考えられています。このフレーズは人々の意欲を引き出すために、スポーツ界やビジネス界でよく用いられるモチベーションの言葉です。

まとめると、「When the going gets tough, the tough get going.」は、文字通り「状況が厳しくなると、強い人は動き出す」という意味ではなく、困難な状況に立ち向かう強さや決意を表現するイディオムです。このフレーズを使うことで、困難な状況に直面したときの励ましやモチベーションを高めることができます。

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.


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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blessing in disguise.
A dime a dozen.
A feather in one's cap.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
All ears.
All is fair in love and war.
All thumbs.
As cool as a cucumber.
As high as a kite.
Back to square one.
Back to the drawing board.
Backseat driver.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Beat a dead horse.
Beat around the bush.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Better safe than sorry.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the bullet.
Blood is thicker than water.
Break a leg.
Burn the midnight oil.
Call it a day.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
Cut corners.
Cut to the chase.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
Fish out of water.
Fit as a fiddle.
Fortune favors the bold.
From rags to riches.
Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
Hit the nail on the head.
Hit the road.
Hit the sack.
Hold your horses.
Honesty is the best policy.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
In the blink of an eye.
In the heat of the moment.
In the twinkling of an eye.
It takes two to tango.
Jump on the bandwagon.
Jump the gun.
Jumping through hoops.
Jumping to conclusions.
Keep it under your hat.
Keep one's fingers crossed.
Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
On the ball.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
Where there's a will, there's a way.