Growing pains - If a business is going through some growing pains, it is experiencing the typical problems that arise when a company becomes stronger and bigger.
No pain, no gain - Achievements require some sort of sacrifice.
Pain in the neck - If someone is very annoying and always disturbing you, they are a pain in the neck. Pain in the butt, or pain in the ass (USA), and Pain in the arse (UK) are less polite alternative forms.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. peine, F. peine, fr. L. poena, penalty, punishment, torment, pain; akin to Gr. poinh` penalty. Cf. Penal Pine to languish, Punish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. peine—L. pœna, satisfaction—Gr. poinē, penalty.
I have a splitting headache, and I'm just reading to keep my mind off the pain.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
And for a moment she stood there, clutching her breasts with her hands, so that she hurt them, giving pain for intolerable pain.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
A surprising angry pain transfixed his breast.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The glare was painful to our eyes.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
The silence that followed was almost painful.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
Nothing warned him that he stood on the threshold of pain.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
The sprained joint can be only moved with pain and difficulty.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
When consciousness returned the ship was at zero-G. Jason kept his eyes closed and let the pain seep out of his body.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Swallowing is extremely painful, the pain shooting up to the ears, and the patient has difficulty in taking nourishment.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The endeavor to recall this past grew painful, and at length he returned to himself.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
I went through the threefold vision
Of pain and sorrow and love,
And stood at last with the poet
In the paradise above.
"An Old Copy Of Dante" by Alexander Anderson
He rode afar into the west;
And when he came again,
"I fear," he said, "my own beloved,
My stay hath caused thee pain."
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Thine altar is the sufferer's bed,
The home of woe and pain,
The soldier's turfy pillow, red
With battle's crimson rain.
"Hymn For The Fair At Chicago" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
This deep wound that bleeds and aches,
This long pain, a sleepless pain--
When the Father my spirit takes,
I shall feel it no more again.
"The Maiden's Sorrow" by William Cullen Bryant
Sleep and rest:
Sorrow shall not pain thy breast,
Pangs and pains that pierce the mortal
Cannot enter at the portal
Of the Mansion of the Blest:
Sleep and rest.
"Isabel" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Unmuted still, our pain abides,
Part of the lyre that Sappho smote,
And in the songs Catullus wrote
Our rapture and our grief resides.
Unmuted still, our pain abides.
"Amor Hesternalis" by Clark Ashton Smith
Why do humans, unlike virtually all other mammals, experience so much pain in giving birth.
As the stomach gets bigger, it becomes painful and compresses other organs and large blood vessels.
Senate Democrats Wednesday blocked legislation limiting pain and suffering awards in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Sleepless, Bored and in Pain, a Patient Watched.
USA's "Royal Pains" Hits Montauk.
Glass doors make a bookcase, but doors that swing on hinges are a pain to install.
Glass doors make a bookcase , but doors that swing on hinges are a pain to install.
The Seattle Seahawks' running game became one of the best in the NFL during the second half of 2011 season despite injury, surgical repair and painful rehabilitation.
Psychologists have recently begun to develop reliable ways to assess pain in children with cognitive impairment, laying the groundwork for better pain-management practices.
Apparently, the kid in this video never got the memo about the pain and stupidity involved in acting like Frank Pain.
Lower back pain, neck strain and leg pain are often related to office ergonomics .
Neck Pain as Common as Back Pain.
Too many elderly people are needlessly suffering pain, a panel of pain experts said last week.
I am now pain-free , off all pain management medications and continue the exercise plan they created just for me.
DWYANE WADE HAMSTRING IS VIRTUALLY PAIN-FREE : According to Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, D-Wade is virtually pain-free .
This step is fast and pain-free from the viewpoint of the user.
The QCD and Standard Model Working Group: Summary Report from Les Houches
The results from ref. have been obtained using the non-perturbatively improved Wilson-like action, with a new method based on the Ward Identities , which save us from the painful subtractions of the wrong chirality operators, which was necessary in the past.
Kaon Physics from Lattice QCD
However, both in the paper and book we took pains to indicate that this was only a hypothesis and remains to be tested.
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald
Commissioning has been a painful process, thanks to synchrotron radiation problems (better shielding is needed) and beam-gas interactions (requiring improved vacuum).
Summary and Highlights of the 14th Topical Conference on Hadron Collider Physics (HCP2002)
The only aspect which could prove a little painful is the design of the regular expressions.
OVAL: the CMS Testing Robot