Meaning of “have it both ways” in the English Dictionary


"have it both ways" in English

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have it both ways

to get advantages from two opposing things:

You can't have it both ways - you either work longer and get paid more or have more leisure time and get paid less.

(Definition of “have it both ways” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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