You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs

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You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

something that you say which means it is difficult to achieve something important without causing any unpleasant effects Twenty jobs will have to be cut if the company's going to be made more efficient. But you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.
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Oh, the lots of omelettes all frying together in my head; and all frying wrong
asked the reporter, pouring his omelette into the frying-pan.
The omelette ready, we sat down at table and were silently eating, when the door was pushed open and an old woman, dressed in rags, leaning on a stick, her head doddering, her white hair hanging loosely over her wrinkled forehead, appeared on the threshold.
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Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes until the sides begin to set and then flip the omelette over.
BRING ME THE FOETUS' OF 3 CHICKENS" *Maniacal stare* "Listen dude, its called an "Listen dude, its called an omelette, a 3 egg omelette" omelette, a 3 egg omelette" "AND THE BLOOD OF 4 "AND THE BLOOD OF 4 ORANGES"
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All you have to do is spray inside the Rollie with oil, pour in one whisked egg, add the stick that comes in the pack and in minutes you can see the omelette rise like magic out of the heated cylinder.
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