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you can't make an omelette without breaking eggsIn order to achieve something, it is inevitable and necessary that something should be destroyed.Rate it:

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you've got to crack a few eggs to make an omeletteIn order to achieve something, it is inevitable and necessary that something should be destroyed.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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You Can Lead a Horse to Water but You Can't Make Him DrinkYou can give someone an opportunity, but you can’t force him or her to take it, you can make it easy for someone, but you can’t force them to take itRate it:

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sure as eggs is eggsAbsolutely certain.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/you can't spell XYZ without YImplies a correlation between two items, where the second one is spelled with letters from the first one.Rate it:

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on ne fait pas d’omelette sans casser des œufsQuand on veut faire une chose, il faut se résigner aux risques qu’elle comporte.Rate it:

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breaking and enteringThe crime of gaining unauthorized entry into another's property by force.Rate it:

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ground-breakinginnovative, different than other things of its type.Rate it:

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heart-breakingThat causes extreme sorrow or grief.Rate it:

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you can't make this stuff upThe reality is so bizarre, ironic, or comically coincidental as to be unbelievable.Rate it:

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you can't make a silk purse of a sow's earIt is not possible to produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don'tAlternative form of damned if you do, damned if you don'tRate it:

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make it do or do withoutIf you don't have a lot of money, extend the life of what you have.Rate it:

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make bricks without strawTo accomplish a task without the proper materials or under unreasonable conditions; to do the impossible.Rate it:

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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.Rate it:

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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:

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can you hear me looking at youSelf explanatoryRate it:

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do you think you can walkAsked to find out whether an ill or wounded person is able to walk or needs to sit down or lie down.Rate it:

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may the Force be without youSynonym of may the Force not be with youRate it:

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from can see to can't seeFrom the time when it is barely light enough to see until there is no light remaining whatsoever: from sunup to sundown, from dawn to duskRate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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you make the bed you lie inA person's circumstances are normally the result of his or her own actions.Rate it:

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teach grandma how to suck eggsTo tell an expert how to do things.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketInvesting heavily in just one area.Rate it:

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don't put all your eggs in one basketDon't dedicate all your resources into one thing.Rate it:

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don't try to teach grandma how to suck eggsDon't presume to give advice to those who are more experienced.Rate it:

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fresh country eggsUsed other than as an idiom: see fresh, country, eggs.Rate it:

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fresh country eggsA common way to describe ordinary chicken eggs on a breakfast menu, especially in expensive restaurants and hotels.Rate it:

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Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden EggsTo spoil something good with one’s absurd actions, intolerance and greedRate it:

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kill the goose that lays the golden eggsTo seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit.Rate it:

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lay eggsTo produce a string of failures or flops.Rate it:

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Pull All Your Eggs into One BasketTo take all your chances on one plan or idea, to use all your options at one timeRate it:

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put all one's eggs in one basketRather than diversifying.Rate it:

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sure as eggssurely; doubtlesslyRate it:

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there is reason in the roasting of eggsThere is a reason behind even the most odd and seemingly unnecessary action.Rate it:

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Walk on EggsTo proceed very cautiously, to be in precarious position, to be diplomatic for fear of upsetting someoneRate it:

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can't make ends meetTto earn just enough money to avoid getting into debt.Rate it:

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who do you think you are, you've not been to cardiff?You dont know anything. You have no knowkedge of the world or any wisdom.Rate it:

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Bite Off More Than You Can ChewTo take on something more than of its actual capacity, a person, who tries to accomplish too much, or is greedy by nature, or overconfident or too much motivated, taking more responsibility or task that a person can manageRate it:

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I can't hear you over the sound ofSaid to dismiss what the interlocutor is saying.Rate it:

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if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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you can bank on itTo be so sure of something that one can trust.Rate it:

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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate it:

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you can't say fairer than thatThat is good, reasonable, or fair; one cannot hope for a better decision or outcome.Rate it:

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You Can't Teach an Old Dog New TricksMaking people change their habits or adjusting to new skills is impossible, It is very hard to make people change their waysRate it:

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you can't polish a turd(vulgar) Something inherently bad cannot be improved.Rate it:

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I can tell youEmphasises the truth of a statement.Rate it:

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