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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.
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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 you 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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3-EGG OMELETTE 602 kcals, protein 36g, carbs 15g, fat 44g, sat fat 18g, fibre 1g, sugar 2g, salt 1.
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Lamella became lemelle in Old French, then, by a long series of changes, amelette or omelette by about 1600.
You will need a good 20cm (8in) non-stick frying pan and a suitable spatula to stir the omelette.
They say you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.
This restaurant has been serving breakfast and lunch to devoted fans since its beginnings as the Summerland Omelette Parlor.
Dupea: I'd like a plain omelette, no potatoes, tomatoes instead, a cup of coffee and wheat toast.