have one's cake and eat it tooidiom
variants: or British have one's cake and eat it
Definition of have one's cake and eat it too
: to have or enjoy the good parts of something without having or dealing with the bad parts They seem to think they can have their cake and eat it too by having excellent schools for their son without paying high taxes.
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