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What does the saying have your cake and eat it too mean?
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Is this correct 'You can't eat your cake and have it too'?
Reverse it. You can't have your cake and eat it too, -or- you can have your cake and eat it too, whichever fits the situation. ANSWER: Most people reverse this saying when using it. "You can't have your cake and eat it too." But this is false. The only way anyone can eat their cake is by having it, and so everybody who eats cake has their cake and eats it to. The way you phrased it, is of course, correct. The false assertion does not fit any situation. Your assertion fits those situations where people regret their decisions and actions and pine for a return to the way things were.
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Who coined the phrase 'You can't have your cake and eat it too'?
Who invented the saying You can't have your cake and eat it too?
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What does have your cake and eat it too mean?
You will not get what you want without giving something in return. Meaning: To spend or used something up but still have it; to have two things when you must choose one. Example: You can either go to a movie or get pizza, but you can't have your cake and eat it too. Origin: This saying started sometime in the 1540's. Once you've eaten a piece of cake, you don't have it anymore. So you have to a make a decision to eat it or save it. In the same way, money that you've spent is money that you no longer have in your pocket. You have to choose what to do with what you have. The original version of this expression is"you can't eat your cake and have it too."
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You can not have your cake and eat it too?
The correct expression is: "You can't eat your cake and have it too". Think about it, America ... the only way you can eat your cake is if and when you have it! Once you have already eaten your cake, you can't have it any longer. Hence, you can't eat your cake and still have it! Please stop butchering the English language. Stop making mainstream what the lower classes ignorantly misstate. I realize this is a long road, but I'm on a mission to make Americans say things the right way and not merely capitulate to ignorant folk saying things the wrong way!