Suffering is necessary in order to achieve something: get them knees up—no pain, no gain!
[originally used as a slogan in fitness classes]
More example sentences
- ‘I intend to defend my title, regardless’ And as the old saying goes, no pain, no gain.
- So you cannot empower people, you have to give them the opportunities to develop their skills to become empowered to deal with these matters; no pain, no gain, that is basically it.
- He has picked up a nasty gash on his leg, though, bleeds quite heavily and limps for the best part of the following week, but no pain, no gain, right?
Definition of no pain, no gain in:
- The US English dictionary