hard-knock

[ hahrd-nok ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈnɒk /
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adjective

beset with hardship.

Nearby words

  1. hard-hat,
  2. hard-headed,
  3. hard-hearted,
  4. hard-hit,
  5. hard-hitting,
  6. hard-laid,
  7. hard-line,
  8. hard-liner,
  9. hard-mouthed,
  10. hard-nose

hard knocks

plural noun Informal.

adversity or hardships.
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