Hard knock life (slang)
Type: noun, slang
Related: Hard knock, Hard knocks, School of hard knocks
What does Hard knock life mean?
A life of difficulties, pain, and/or struggles.
Example sentence: “He had a hard knock life in the hood.”
Hard knock life in songs:
“Hov told me ’bout this type of shit on volume two Yeah, it was a hard knock life, but we was mobbin’ through” – Meek Mill, Cold Hearted III.
“Hard Knock Life, Bentley back to the PJs And Feds ain’t got a Clue like they lackin’ a DJ” – Fabolous, For The Family.
“Hard knock life, shoot on sight, rock and roll It’s a haunted house Shorty drained him, love is low, low, low” – YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Holy.
“Keep a sharp-like knife in a pop device So “Duro, you gotta let it bump!”, I came from a hard knock life” – Royce da 5’9″, What the Beat.