You must lose a fly to catch a trout

You must lose a fly to catch a trout.

Prov. You have to sacrifice something in order to get what you want. (Implies that what you sacrifice is minor compared to what you will get.) Amy was willing to live cheaply for several years in order to save enough money to buy her own house. She knew that you must lose a fly to catch a trout.
See also: catch, fly, lose, must, trout
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