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no pain, no gain

Meaning: it is necessary to work hard or strive to reap rewards

Example: If you want to win the title next month, you have to train for an extra hour every day next week. No pain, no gain. Read on

pain in the neck

Meaning: Mathematics is generally a real pain in the neck for most of the school and college students.

Example: Mathematics is generally a real pain in the neck for most of the school and college students. Read on

brain drain

Meaning: the migration of highly skilled or trained people from a particular country

Example: The slowdown in the advanced countries triggered a reverse brain drain to developing countries. Read on

in stitches

Meaning: to laugh so hard that you are not able to control yourself

Example: The movie had everyone in the theatre in stitches. Read on

a drowning man will clutch at a straw

Meaning: It refers to the desperate measures that someone in need may make in order to come out of the situation.

Example: Although there was no possibility of success he tried his hand at this interview to get a job because a downing man will even clutch at a straw. Read on

broken heart

Meaning: when a person is emotionally sad or grief-stricken, then it's broken hearted

Example: I know he broke your heart, but there are other boys out there who are better than him. Read on

bite the bullet

Meaning: to endure a painful experience that you cannot avoid

Example: When the time comes, I'll bite the bullet and take my punishment without a fuss. Read on

cupboard love

Meaning: affection given in order to gain a reward

Example: I had suspected all along that Jane's affair with that man was just cupboard love. What she really liked about him was his big mansion and luxurious car. Read on

zero-sum game

Meaning: to be in a situation where the outcomes can either be to win or to lose

Example: The budget division is a zero-sum game. Read on

stack the deck

Meaning: to be against someone or something

Example: The manager had stacked the deck against me but I was able to prove through the system that the error could be apportioned to me. Read on

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