You can't have your cake and eat it too
The things people want are often incompatible. This proverb is easier to grasp if it is understood to mean “You can't eat your cake and have it too.”
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What does “Indigenous” mean?
Words nearby You can't have your cake and eat it too
you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink, You cannot serve God and mammon, you can say that again, You can't fit a round peg in a square hole, You Can't Go Home Again, You can't have your cake and eat it too, You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs, You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear, You can't squeeze blood from a turnip, You can't take it with you, You can't teach an old dog new tricks
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