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no pain, no gain exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!

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(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
serving no purpose
not an easy task
no activitiy
Economy term
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
basic, standard, with no special features
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
little or no possibility of something to happen
ça ne sert à rien de pleurer ; ce qui est fait est fait ; inutile de se lamenter sur une chose qu'on ne peut pas changer
abnormal fear of pain.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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1    the sensation of acute physical hurt or discomfort caused by injury, illness, etc.  
2    emotional suffering or mental distress  
3    on pain of   subject to the penalty of  
4      (Also called)    pain in the neck     (taboo)   arse  
Informal   a person or thing that is a nuisance  
      vb   tr  
5    to cause (a person) distress, hurt, grief, anxiety, etc.  
6    Informal   to annoy; irritate,   (See also)        pains  
     (C13: from Old French peine, from Latin poena punishment, grief, from Greek poine penalty)  

referred pain  
      n     (Psychol)   pain felt in the body at some place other than its actual place of origin  
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