"The Struggle" refers to the difficulty and danger that is faced, every day, by those of lower socio-economic class living in areas such as housing projects and ghettos. It is a term often used to in Hip-Hop music, particularly Gangsta Rap, as a means of enlightening the listener to the difficulty of day to day life for many African-Americans living in such localities.
Pour a forty on the kerb, G. For the homies who died in "the struggle".
by Marshall T. Bear September 2, 2007
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Anybody on the grind. Anybody who is going through physical and emotional struggles on a daily basis. In the ghetto, these may include poverty, drugs, crime. Elsewhere, this may include family breakup, constant relocating, and drugs.
ghetto struggle: Damn man we livin the struggle here in da projects
by playa4life March 1, 2007
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Obvious complications, problems, troubles, or difficulty for a person, place or thing
Lindsay Lohan had constant struggles with her teeth until she hit up the dentist.

Champs struggles so tough if they don't get the new retro 4's.
by D Baah February 27, 2009
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when you're having a difficult time.
it's appropiate in a variety of context, like, when you're having a bad day,when you're running late for work, when you're broke, when you've just been punched in the face. you're on the struggle.
by K-Holla December 5, 2006
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Extremely ugly, haggard, broke down, and tore up.
(10-year reunion)
Megan: "Hey Jake, remember me?"
Jake: "Oh yeah, Candy, the dirty hooker from 57th and Market...have those warts cleared up yet?"
Megan: "No, silly, I was the head cheerleader, remember? You always wanted to go out with me, but I was dating the star quarterback of the football team. Well now I'm available..."
Jake: "Shit bitch, you were smokin' hot back then, but now you're straight up struuuuggling! Scat!"
by Nick D May 8, 2005
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A general response to anything bad that happens to someone. Comparable to "That sucks."
Herald: Dude, I had to borrow money from my girlfriend cause I forgot my wallet. It was so embarassing!
Fred: The Struggle

Jeff: My souvenir Canadian money totally melted in the car.
Nick: The Struggle
by Struggling Joe July 31, 2012
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