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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As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
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There'll be heaps uh fun in the Cypress Hills country when they get t' runnin' the whisky-jacks out.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
You see Squinty, like most little pigs, thought more of something to eat than of anything else.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson