The Struggle Is Real

What does the struggle is real mean?

Having difficulty doing something

The struggle is real is a phrase that describes when a person is annoyed or having a difficult time doing something. It can be used seriously when you are really struggling or in jest to mock your own or another person's perceived struggle. The phrase often appears on social media where there is a lot lame complaining.


I had the worst day yesterday. First I spilled cereal on my pants then I couldn't fit into my only other clean pair of jeans
The struggle is real!
James Franco meme from "Pineapple Express"
James Franco meme from "Pineapple Express"
Housewife meme detailing the laundry struggle
Housewife meme detailing the laundry struggle

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Updated April 20, 2016

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