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no pain no gain

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Definition


The idea that you must suffer to reap benefits.

Context : Sports
Category: Idiom
Semantic: growth, improvement

Usage of “no pain no gain”

  1. During the exhausting time of spring training, our coach would often remind us: "No pain, no gain!"

Examples of idiom “no pain no gain” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'mzdanache'
    mzdanache:

    I've never done so many push ups n pull ups in my life. no pain no gain

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Da_J_SPOT'
    Da_J_SPOT:

    no pain no gain... so headed to the gym for a lil cardio this morning

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'lindseytip'
    lindseytip:

    cycling class this morning was awesome. thought i was gonna fall over dead a few times but no pain no gain. right? :)