The going gets rough

Pavel Pin

Senior Member
Pregnant Ann confronts Christian after she came to know that he cheats on her with Mrs. Robinson:

Ann: The time for talking to me was yesterday. But instead, you decided to go get drunk with the woman who taught you how to fuck when you were a child. The going gets rough, and you go running to her.

What is the meaning of "The going gets rough"?
Source: Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
  • PaulQ

    English - England
    The going gets rough, -> The circumstances become difficult

    Going - noun (uncountable) - the quality of the ground as one travels. Going is most commonly used in horseracing to describe the state of the track.
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