kantapään kautta

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kantapään (of the heel) kautta (via, through), "through the heel"

Phrase[edit]

kantapään kautta

  1. (idiomatic) through the hard way (from the experience, sometimes tough)

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in connection with the verb oppia (to learn): oppia kantapään kautta (to learn the hard way),but also other verbs are acceptable.