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English definition of “have it both ways”

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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.
Translations of “have it both ways”
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩全其美,魚與熊掌兼得…
in Chinese (Simplified) 两全其美,见风使舵…
(Definition of have it both ways from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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