Parents sometimes have an attitude of, “I was brought up in the school of hard knocks, no one babied me.”
People view it as a career of … some hard knocks,” he said in his retirement conference, “But I got to play.
You have yet, by dint of hard knocks and buffets, to learn the world.
That is where the ball is, and there are the keen players to be met, and the glory and the hard knocks to be got.
This dislike of hard knocks is a provision of Nature for perpetuating island races.
The minstrel, like the fighters, revels in hard knocks and rough jests.
Of course there would be some hard knocks, but he expected that, for he was going to rough it!
Soldiers deal in hard knocks, and they must expect to get some back in return.
You can count on us, monsieur, and our comrades aboard would prefer such terms to the hard knocks which you are able to give.
Circumstance has received some hard knocks from men and women of this type.