You can't make bricks without straw

You can't make bricks without straw.

something that you say which means you cannot do something correctly without the necessary materials I need an electric drill to put these shelves up. You can't make bricks without straw.
See also: brick, make, straw, without
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You can't make bricks without straw ACTUALLY you can, perfectly well.
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