hard-knock life

[ hahrd-nok-lahyf ]

  1. a rough life; a life full of hardship and struggle: Even with the hard-knock life she had growing up, she never adopts a victim mentality.

Origin of hard-knock life

First recorded in 1975–80

Words Nearby hard-knock life

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