Hard knocks (slang)
Type: noun, slang
Related: Hard knock, Hard knock life, School of hard knocks
What does Hard knocks mean?
Difficulties, pain, and/or struggles.
Hard knocks Synonyms: Problems
Example sentence: “We grew up with a lot of hard knocks, now we’re up!”
Hard knocks in songs:
“I’m from an era of hard knocks and quiet storms (Shh) Rap songs about crack rocks and firearms” – Joey Bada$$, 327.
“I came from hard knocks I stack, bring more knots Gang tats and stovetops Act like you know us, you punk bitch” – ScHoolboy Q, 5200.