hard knocks


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hard knocks

The real and practical experiences of life, especially those involving hardship or adversity. The problem with you is that you've been spoiled your whole life. You haven't had any hard knocks to teach you what the world is really like!
See also: hard, knock
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Hard Knocks Fighting Championship HK 41 is coming live to Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation[R]4 (PS4[TM]) and PlayStation[R]3 PS3[TM]) systems.
In the past, School of Hard Knocks has helped individuals with criminal records, former gang members, homeless people and those simply struggling to find work by offering them a release from what Quinnell calls the "monotony of daily rejection.
I was unemployed and heard about School of Hard Knocks at the job centre.
We're excited about working with the Hard Knocks Fighting team to bring the incredible excitement of MMA fighting to small and large screens through Popcornflix.
Expect these photos to hit the cover of the mens magainze around the same time Hard Knocks hits the airwaves.
Eudine Hanagan, the council's cabinet member for education, skills and lifelong learning, said: "The School of Hard Knocks is a hugely challenging and highly motivating and inspiring project run in conjunction with our Building the Future Together project which endeavours to give young people the very best start in life.
real friends to the average workday, work politics, and more, and offer invaluable tips often only gained from the school of hard knocks.
Teachers, parents, and other responsible adults should not ignore students' complaints about bullies, as Alice Camille ("School of hard knocks," Testaments, July) describes the inaction of her own kindergarten teacher.
You Belong With Me is from the Ugly Betty school of hard knocks, You're Not Sorry and Tell Me Why are indignant break-up songs and huge hit Teardrops On My Guitar mines the same commercial vein.
I read with great interest and amusement the article, "School Of Hard Knocks," by Eddie Claypool (May/June 2008), and I can say that I absolutely loved it.
This month, their Cool New York DANCE Festival offers 19 performances by over 60 ensembles, including Amos Pinhasi, Terry Dean Bartlett, and Yoshiko Chuma & The School of Hard Knocks.
LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO and Will Greenwood were in fine fettle as the former argued in favour of the School of Hard Knocks and the latter for a university education at Jason Leonard's testimonial dinner on Wednesday.
When the company takes guys out of the school of hard knocks and (puts them into a working setting with academics), they find one complements the other.
Chris Atwood enrolls in the Bert school of hard knocks.
The environment has taken some more hard knocks, as figures released in May by the Brazilian government report that one-fifth of the entire Amazon--26,000 square kilometers of forest--was chopped down from August 2003 to 2004 to clear vast swathes of land for crop growing, mostly soya.