Posted by R. Berg on October 26, 2002
In Reply to: Idioms needed badly posted by Susan on October 26, 2002
: : : Are there
any popular idioms in English meaning that one cannot always possess and take
care of two precious things (say, family and enterprise,romance and reality) together?
: : : Thanks a lot!
: : These may not be exactly what you require, but they're close.
: : You can't have your cake and eat it.
: : or
: : A dog cannot have two masters.
: I thought that was "A man cannot serve two masters"?
An idiom used when too many projects or concerns are taking up someone's time and attention is "spreading oneself thin."