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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 ​unpleasantexperiences.
(Definition of school of hard knocks from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “school of hard knocks”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逆境,艰苦生活的磨炼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逆境,艱苦生活的磨煉…
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