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English definition of “have your cake and eat it”

have your cake and eat it

to have or do two good things at the same time that are impossible to have or do at the same time: You can't have your cake and eat it - if you want more local services, you can't expect to pay less tax.Pleasure and happiness
(Definition of have your cake and eat it from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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