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Topic: FOOD DISH

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: omelette, from Latin lamella 'thin plate'

omelette

noun
     
omeā€§lette also omelet American English [countable]
1DFF eggs mixed together and cooked in hot fat, sometimes with other foods added:
a cheese omelette
2

you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs

used to say that it is impossible to achieve anything important without causing a few problems
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