Can't have your cake and . . .
Posted by R. Berg on August 13, 2002
In Reply to: Meaning of a phrase posted by Jack on August 13, 2002
: Looking for some appropiate discussion on the phrase " you can't have your cake and eat it too"
: Thannks so much
The archives have discussions of this. Typing "cake" into the Search box will bring them up; but it will also bring up discussions that include the word "cake" and are about some other phrase, because the format for search results has changed recently, and what you get is less informative than what you used to get. The link below (https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/11/messages/458.html) goes to one relevant thread.