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school of hard knocks

If you learn something in the school of hard knocks, you learn it as a result of difficult or unpleasant experiences.
Translations of “school of hard knocks”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逆境,艱苦生活的磨煉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逆境,艰苦生活的磨炼…
(Definition of school of hard knocks from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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