School of hard knocks (slang)
Type: noun, phrase, slang
Also spelled or known as: Skool of hard knocks, The school of hard knocks
Related: Hard knocks, Hard knock, Hard knock life
What does School of hard knocks mean?
Experiences and lessons learned while having a life full of difficulties, pain, and/or struggles.
School of hard knocks Synonyms: Hard knocks, Hard knock life
Example sentence: “You can learn a lot from the school of hard knocks.”
School of hard knocks in songs:
“Represent the school of hard knocks and Glocks, my Clan is hostile, got mad moss for blocks” – Masta Killa, Wu-Gambinos.
“I’m from the school of the hard knocks, you must not Let outsiders violate our blocks and my plot” – JAY-Z, Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem).
“The school of hard knocks, we was the first ones in attendance You walking down the block, he got shot, you are no eye witness” – Kendrick Lamar, The Heart Pt. 2.
“Add up my outfit, fashion statement This the school of hard knocks; graduation” – 2 Chainz, Bugatti (Remix).
“Well if you must ask We from the school of hard knocks but your crew cut class Half white but don’t think I got a Klu Klux pass” – J. Cole, Grew Up Fast.
“Niggas gonna get it until the sunrise (Ayy) School of hard knocks, I’m alumni” – Cordae, Kung Fu.