Posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 20, 2008 at 11:13:
In Reply to: No x, No y posted by Mike Rosson on March 20, 2008 at 10:08:
: Has anyone compiled a list or made a study of sayings that are formatted thusly: No x, No y. Examples; No pain, no gain. No harm, no foul. No tickee, no washee. No shoes, no service. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. No credit, no problem. No muss, no fuss. Their meanings differ, of course, but what interests me is the formula. No this, no that. Negative quid pro quo?
Not only in English. How about "Pas d'argent, pas de Suisses"? (VSD)