Definition of “you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs” - English Dictionary

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“you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs” in British English

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you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs

saying

it is hard to achieve something important without causing unpleasant effects

(Definition of “you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)