“You can’t have your cake and eat it, too” Is A Common Phrase
This phrase, which is very old, means that you must take both the good along with the bad. There are a large number of ways that this phrase can be used. There are a large number of situations where this phrase is appropriate. Whenever there are both positive and negative aspects, and someone has to choose, then you can use the phrase “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.” The person/group that makes the choice must live with the consequences, even if all of the consequences are not good.
A. I want to eat 10 cookies everyday, and stay skinny.
B. Well, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.
A. I want to date many different boys, but I don’t want Min-Ho to see any other girls.
B. You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.
The most popular, most frequently way of saying the same thing is “you can’t have it both ways.” Both of the two phrases can be used with the same effect.
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