hard knocks definition

  • noun-plural:
    • Informal The practical experiences of life, including hardships and disappointments: "he previouslyn't grown up when you look at the college of difficult hits. Politically he previously lived a straightforward life” ( Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.)
  • noun:
    • a state of misfortune or ailment

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