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You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs 有失才有得

 

You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs 有失才有得

今日短语

“不打破鸡蛋就摊不成煎饼”是一句英文谚语,虽然这个和“鸡蛋”有关的说法对我们来说比较陌生,但其实不难理解,它比喻只有做出相应的牺牲才能取得成就,就好像汉语里常说的“舍不着孩子套不着狼”。

例句

A: I really don't like telling people they have to go but our company won't survive the economic downturn unless we cut costs.
B: You're right - it's never easy to fire people, but remember, you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.
A:我实在是不想让他们走,但如果不降低成本的话,咱们公司肯定顶不住经济衰退带来的影响。
B:你说得对,裁员不是件易事,不过你也要记住“有失必有得”。

The university took a desperate measure to merge three academic departments into one, in the belief that you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.
这所大学本着有失才能有得这一道理,采取了把三所学院合并为一这项举措。

In case you were wondering - you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. So don’t be afraid of the risks and go for it.
如果你还在犹豫,想想“有失才有得”这句话。所以别惧怕风险,勇敢去做吧。

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