What does 'You can't have cake and the topping, too' mean?
This idiom means that you can't have everything the way you want it, especially if your desires are contradictory.
Idioms similar to 'You can't have cake and the topping, too'
- Take the cake
- Have your cake and eat it too
- You can't have your cake and eat it
- Pieces of the same cake
- Icing on the cake
- Dropped like a hot cake
- Piece of cake
- Cake's not worth the candle
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