What does 'You can't have your cake and eat it' mean?
This idiom means that you can't have things both ways. For example, you can't have very low taxes and a high standard of state care.
- Category: Food
Idioms similar to 'You can't have your cake and eat it'
- Take the cake
- Have your cake and eat it too
- Pieces of the same cake
- You can't have cake and the topping, too
- Icing on the cake
- Dropped like a hot cake
- Piece of cake
- Cake's not worth the candle
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