Idiom – Have One’s Cake and Eat it
Have One’s Cake And Eat It – Idiom of the Day
To enjoy doing two desired things in incompatible situations.
The idiom ‘Have One’s Cake and Eat it’ is a proverbial saying used when a person wants the benefits of doing two things simultaneously.
John: Why do you want to spend your entire day at the college?
Jessy: This is because it lets me have my cake and eat it too; I can study and make money by working at the college library.
Keith: I want a luxurious apartment with beautiful interiors and maximum facilities
Broker: Here, take a look at these apartments. It will match up your expectations.
Keith: Yeah, these apartments are incredibly magnificent. But I prefer an apartment which is both luxurious and budget-friendly
Broker: Sir, I understand that, but you can’t have a cake and eat it too. You have to choose between the two.
Understand the Usage of the Idiom in the Sentences:
- My mother expects the dishwasher to be high in quality and cheap in price; that is when my father said she couldn’t have the cake and eat it.
- Tanya can’t have her cake and eat it too by spending too much money buying a car and a house.
- The manager wanted to have his cake and eat it too by forcing them to do extra work but not paying for it.
- Sofia wanted good grades without studying, which is when her mom told her that she couldn’t have her cake and eat it too.
- Many people want to have their cake and eat it too by not working harder and getting paid additionally.