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he that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens

proverb If you want something desirable or appealing, you must endure the annoying or unpleasant things that accompany it. A: "I really want to start my own business, but I'm overwhelmed by all the small steps along the way." B: "Well, he that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens."
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more than (one) can endure

More unpleasant, painful, or offensive to the senses than one is able to tolerate. Sometimes used humorously or ironically. I'm sorry, but the stress of this job is more than I can endure. The ugliness of politics is more unpleasant than most people can endure. These reality TV shows are more awkward and embarrassing than my girlfriend can endure.
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more than flesh and blood can bear

More unpleasant, painful, or offensive than one is able to tolerate. Sometimes used humorously or ironically. The mental and physical torture from insomnia is more than flesh and blood can bear. These reality TV shows are more cringeworthy than flesh and blood can bear.
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more than flesh and blood can endure

More unpleasant, painful, or offensive than one is able to tolerate. Sometimes used humorously or ironically. The mental and physical torture from insomnia is more than flesh and blood can endure. These reality TV shows are more cringeworthy than flesh and blood can endure.
See also: and, blood, can, endure, flesh, more

more than flesh and blood can stand

More unpleasant, painful, or offensive than one is able to tolerate. Sometimes used humorously or ironically. The mental and physical torture from insomnia is more than flesh and blood can stand. These reality TV shows are more cringeworthy than flesh and blood can stand.
See also: and, blood, can, flesh, more, stand

what can't be cured must be endured

proverb One must simply learn to live with that which one is not able to resolve or improve. A: "I'm just really sick of working in this job, but there are just no other suitable job prospects in this part of the country." B: "Well, then, it sounds like you need to just suck it up. What can't be cured must be endured."
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens.

Prov. You must be willing to endure unpleasant, irritating things in order to get what you want. Sue: I'm tired of working after school. All the customers at the store are so rude. Mother: But you wanted money to buy a car. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens, dear.
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What can't be cured must be endured.

Prov. If you cannot do anything about a problem, you will have to live with it. Alan: No matter what I do, I can't make the dog stop barking in the middle of the night. Jane: What can't be cured must be endured, then, I guess.
See also: cure, endure, must, what
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

more than flesh and blood can ˈstand, enˈdure, etc.

too painful or unpleasant to tolerate: Sometimes the pain is so bad that it is more than flesh and blood can stand.
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The provisions concerning enduring guardianship are to be found in Part 2 of the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/legis/nsw/consol%5fact/ ga1987136/?query=title+%28+%22guardianship%22+%29 and also in the Guardianship Regulation 2000 (NSW) http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/legis/nsw/consol%5freg/ gr2000227/?query=title+%28+%22guardianship+regulation%22+%29.
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