Definition of have one's cake and eat it too
- They seem to think they can have their cake and eat it too by having excellent schools for their son without paying high taxes.
: a breadlike food made from a dough or batter that is usually fried or baked in small flat shapes and is often unleavened
: a sweet baked food made from a dough or thick batter usually containing flour and sugar and often shortening, eggs, and a raising agent (such as baking powder)
: a flattened usually round mass of food that is baked or fried
: to fill (a space) with a packed mass
: to form or harden into a mass
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