Overview

school


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

School of hard knocks the experience of a life of hardship, considered as a means of instruction; the term is originally US, and is recorded from the early 20th century.

school of thought a particular way of thinking, especially one not followed by the speaker.

See also experience keeps a dear school, old school tie, never tell tales out of school.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.