American Idioms and Expressions

You Cant Make An Omelette Without Breaking The Eggs Idiom

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you can't make an omelette without breaking the eggs
What does you can't make an omelette without breaking the eggs mean?
you cannot do something without causing some problems or having some effects "You can't make an omelette without breaking the eggs and if you want to change the work schedules, then you are going to cause problems."



you can't make an omelette without breaking the eggs
What does you can't make an omelette without breaking the eggs mean?
you cannot do something without causing some problems or having some effects "You can't make an omelette without breaking the eggs and if you want to change the work schedules, then you are going to cause problems."

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What does "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" mean?
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What does "use some elbow grease" mean?
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What does "put on the feed bag" mean?
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What does "between the devil and the deep blue sea" mean?
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sage advice
What does "sage advice" mean?
very good and wise adviceI waited for my friend to ask me for my sage advice regarding his problems.
up in arms
What does "up in arms" mean?
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What does "pay (someone) respect" mean?
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Head on a spike
What does "Head on a spike" mean?
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