no pain, no gain
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
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1 the sensation of acute physical hurt or discomfort caused by injury, illness, etc.
2 emotional suffering or mental distress
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
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)
n (Psychol) pain felt in the body at some place other than its actual place of origin
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