|1.||You can't have your cake and eat it too|
An expression basically meaning that you can only have it so good, and you can't have it all.
An good example is if a situation is bittersweet.
Sara was sad that the guy whom had gotten very close to her in the past 3 years which she held a secret fondness for developed an interest in her best friend, Clare. In conversation with Clare, Sara explained the situation, to which Clare responded.
"You can't have your cake and eat it too."
|2.||If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?|
A phrase heard in the Pink Floyd song, "Another Brick in the Wall". Extremely funny.
Son: "Mom, can I have some pudding?"
Mom: "You haven't eaten your meat yet."
Son: "But mom!"
Mom: "Son, you know that: 'If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?"
Son: "Don't be quoting Pink Floyd on me again..."
|3.||You can't have your cake and eat it too|
something that is bittersweet.
getting a good half and a bad half to something.
John: So Tom did u get that English class you wanted?
Tom: Yea man. I love it. However the teacher is a total bitch!
John: Yea, well you can't have your cake and eat it too.
|4.||You can't have your pussy and eat it too|
A dirtier, less known expression that mean's the same as "you can't have your cake and eat it, too."
In other words, you can't have everything you want. You get one thing, but you may not get the other.
Joe: Did you hear that Mike slept with Kelly?
Joe: But she won't be his girlfriend.
Sam: "You can't have your pussy and eat it too"
|5.||This is why we can't have nice things|
1.) The inability to possess quality goods or services.
2.) Shit we can't have.
3.) Used to describe the consequences of an asshole.
1.) "God dammit Schmidt, this is why we can't have nice things."
2.) "He pissed on my desk, this is why we can't have nice things."
3.) "You grabbed her ass, this is why you can't have a nice thing."
|6.||Can't hug every cat.|
An idiomatic expression similar to that of "you can't have your cake and eat it too."
Debbie: I just bought all these decorations and massive cake for my birthday party, but now I've run out of money to hire my friends. I guess you can't hug every cat.
|7.||you can't have your cake and eat it too|
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. Used for expressing the impossibility of having something both ways, if those two ways conflict.
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.