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‘You can’t have your cake and eat it too’

2017.04.19

Meaning:

‘You can’t have your cake and eat it too’ means ‘every choice involves trade-offs’. Sometimes we don’t want to choose – we want to keep our beautiful cake so we can look at it (ie ‘have your cake’), but we *also* want to eat it. This expression says – sometimes choices are tough, but we have to decide.

Example:

A: Did you see Satoshi’s beautiful new house? So expensive!
B: Yes, but he’s always working! He never has time to stay home.
A: Oh well. You can’t have your cake and eat it too…

A: I think Miwako is going to break up with John. He keeps going out for drinks with a girl from his office. But he really loves Miwako.
B: Oh well – he can’t have his cake and eat it too. If he loves Miwako, he should stop going out with other girls.

Talking Point(s):

Have you ever had to make a difficult choice? Did anyone tell you ‘You can’t have your cake and eat it too’?

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