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you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs

you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs in Culture

You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs definition


We must give up or destroy something to gain something.

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Slang definitions & phrases for you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs

you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs

sentence

One must sometimes do evil or cause damage and inconvenience to accomplish good; the end justifies the means

[1898+; in the form ''an omelet cannot be made without breaking eggs'' found by 1859]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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