Definition of you can't make bricks without straw in English:

you can't make bricks without straw

phrase

proverb
  • Nothing can be made or accomplished without proper or adequate material or information.

    • ‘It's no good trying to build a website if you don't know any html, you can't make bricks without straw.’
    • ‘For our enterprises, ‘One can't make bricks without straw’ is no longer a solid excuse.’
    • ‘You can't make bricks without straw and you can't portray a character just by making him up from within yourself.’
    • ‘The law of value will still be there reminding us that, even under socialism, you can't make bricks without straw.’