Why I HATE “have your cake and eat it too”

“Have your cake and eat it too” is a phrase fail. I hate the phrase, I hate people who use the phrase, and I hate cake.

I get it, I just don’t like it.

“Have your cake and eat it too” means that people want something in two conflicting ways. Here are some examples:

  • “I like having money, but I don’t like working.”
  • “I like being fit, but I don’t like exercising.”
  • “I’d like being a professional hit man, but I don’t like doing target practice.”