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you've got to crack a few eggs to make an omelette

Sometimes, you have to do unpleasant things in order to complete a task or meet a goal. Your students clearly don't respect you. I know you don't want to yell at them, but you've got to crack a few eggs to make an omelette. If I don't cut people's salaries, the company is going to go bankrupt. It's unfortunate, but you've got to crack a few eggs to make an omelette.
See also: crack, egg, few, make, omelette

you can't make an omelet without breaking (a few) eggs

Sometimes, you have to do unpleasant things in order to complete a task or meet a goal. Your students clearly don't respect you. I know you don't want to yell at them, but can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. If I don't cut people's salaries, the company is going to go bankrupt. It's unfortunate, but you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.

You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs.

Prov. In order to get something good or useful, you must give up something else. Jill: Why do they have to tear down that beautiful old building to build an office park? Jane: You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs. Alan: We may make more money by raising our prices, but we'll also upset a lot of customers. Fred: You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.

you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs

If you say you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs, you mean that it is impossible to achieve something important without there being some bad effects. Note: `Omelette' is usually spelled `omelet' in American English. You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs. If you want universal health care there's just no way of getting it without us putting more money into it. The group does appear to be setting new reporting standards but you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

you can’t make an ˌomelette without breaking ˈeggs

(saying) you cannot make an important change in something without causing problems for somebody: I know that all these changes in the industry are painful to many people, 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.
Heat a 20cm omelette pan until it's very hot, then add a drop of oil and the butter.
THIS refers to a small restaurant I occasionally pass by where I have my daily cup of tea with a chapati or omelette sandwich.
Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes until the sides begin to set and then flip the omelette over.
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Omelette Caterers is announcing and releasing their new, revamped website for the upcoming holiday season.
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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