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no pain, no gain

Definition of no pain, no gain in English:

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?
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