you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs


you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs
it is difficult to gain something significant without causing any unpleasant impacts, you must give up something to achieve something

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  • can't\ make\ an\ omelet\ without\ breaking\ eggs — proverb To achieve a certain goal one must sometimes incur damage, experience difficulties, or make sacrifices. When we drove across the country, we put a lot of mileage on our car and had a flat tire, but it was a pleasant trip. Well, you can t… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • can't\ make\ an\ omelet\ without\ breaking\ some\ eggs — proverb To achieve a certain goal one must sometimes incur damage, experience difficulties, or make sacrifices. When we drove across the country, we put a lot of mileage on our car and had a flat tire, but it was a pleasant trip. Well, you can t… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs — Cf. Fr. on ne fait pas d’omelette sans casser des œufs, one does not make an omelette without breaking eggs. 1859 T. P. THOMPSON Audi Alteram Partem II. xc. We are walking upon eggs and..the omelet will not be made without the breaking of some.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • omelet — (n.) 1610s, from Fr. omelette (16c.), metathesis of alemette (14c.), from alemelle blade of a knife or sword, probably a misdivision of la lemelle (mistaken as l alemelle), from L. lamella thin, small plate, dim. of lamina plate, layer (see… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • omelette — ome|lette also omelet AmE [ˈɔmlıt US ˈa:m ] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: omelette, from Latin lamella thin plate ] 1.) eggs mixed together and cooked in hot fat, sometimes with other foods added ▪ a cheese omelette 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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