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    want to find an idiomatic expression

    Can u please come up with an idiomatic expression which gives the following meaning.

    If somebody give up everything because one simple incident

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    Re: want to find an idiomatic expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Can u please come up with an idiomatic expression which gives the following meaning.

    If somebody give up everything because one simple incident

    Thanks

    No pain, no gain

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    Re: want to find an idiomatic expression

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    Can u please come up with an idiomatic expression which gives the following meaning.
    If somebody give up everything because one simple incident
    Thanks
    "You have to get back in the saddle [= on the horse]". (The falling off in the first place is always understood. And the idiom applies in any - even non-equine - context.)

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    Last edited by BobK; 26-Jan-2007 at 12:05. Reason: Clarify 'in the saddle'

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