Definition of no pain, no gain in English:

no pain, no gain


  • Suffering is necessary in order to achieve something.

    • ‘‘I intend to defend my title, regardless’ And as the old saying goes, no pain, no gain.’
    • ‘He has picked up a nasty gash on his leg, though, bleeds quite heavily and limps for the best part of the following week, but no pain, no gain, right?’
    • ‘So you cannot empower people, you have to give them the opportunities to develop their skills to become empowered to deal with these matters; no pain, no gain, that is basically it.’
    • ‘For policyholders who believed the mortgage promise, there is only the harsh reality of no pain, no gain.’