To suffer for beauty

Key idea: Suffer

Meaning: Who wants to appear elegant and clean has to be ready to suffer some pain. It is particularly used when referring to clothing: especially for the women that wear high heels. The general meaning refers to the fact that everybody has to bear some troubles to obtain what he/she wants. This proverb is not much used in Great Britain.

Other Proverbs

“Be more apañao’ that a peseta”
All mouth and no trousers
“Fit like a glove”
“To turn green with envy “

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