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    Smile Can't have a cake and it too

    Sir / Madam,

    I am confused in understanding this phrase. Kindly explain me with precise meaning using this phrase in a sentence form.

    Thank you

    Murli

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    Re: Can't have a cake and it too

    The phrase is actually: "You can't have your cake and eat it too."

    The problem with eating a cake is that at the end of it, the cake is gone. You can either have a cake for ever, or you can eat it; but you can't do both.

    This idiom means that sometimes you have to make a compromise, because you can't always have everything you want.

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