Confusing proverbs

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"When the going gets tough, the tough get going" ~ I thought this meant that bullies left as soon as you called their bluff and showed some spine. Probably true.

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Oh huh, wouldn’t have ever figured out “the tough get going” without googling


"Well begun is half done" ~ I thought this meant that starting anything enthusiastically would mean you'd leave it half-finished. Many of my side projects agree!