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|Publisher:||FOURTH ESTATE (February 13, 1997)|
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February 1997 : UK Paperback.
Once you eat your cake, you have no cake left. It means you can't eat a cake and continue to possess that cake once you've consumed it. The use of the phrase, therefore, is to tell someone that they can't have two good things that don't normally go together at the same time, like eating a cake and then continuing to possess that same cake so you can eat later.
Contents . idiom (1) (English). have your cake and eat it (too) (1). idiom (1) (American). have your cake and eat it too (1). have your cake and eat it (too). 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. Thesaurus: synonyms and related words. Pleasure and happiness. Translations of have your cake and eat it (too). in Chinese (Traditional). in Chinese (Simplified).
I said, "You can't have your cake and eat i. We use this phrase in English to mean that you can't have something both ways. Li: Oh. So you mean I can't spend my money and save it at the same time? Jen: Exactly. Let's hear some more examples: He's just got married, but he misses the single life. Well it's too bad – you can't have your cake and eat it! I drank a whole bottle of champagne at the party last night, but now I feel sick - I've got the worst hangover ever.
A more logical version of this saying is You can’t eat your cake and have it too, meaning that if you eat your cake you won’t have it any more. The point is that if you eat your cake right now you won’t have it to eat later. Have means possess in this context, not eat.
The version of the proverb with eat your cake followed by having it does make more sense to many people, and that is in fact how it was first formulated in English. The point of the aphorism is that sometimes you have to make a choice between two options that cannot be reconciled
Obviously once you've eaten your cake, you won't have it any more. Used for expressing the impossibility of having something both ways, if those two ways conflict. This phrase is easier to understand if it is read as "You can't eat your cake, and have it too". Obviously once you've eaten your cake, you won't have it any more. He works so hard to pay for that fancy house of his that he never has any time to stay home and enjoy it. Yeah, you can't have your cake and eat it too. by bmiles September 30, 2006. 496. Get a you can't have your cake and eat it too mug for your Aunt.