vouloir le beurre et l’argent du beurre

“Vouloir le beurre et l’argent du beurre” is a French expression that translates directly to “to want the butter and the money for the butter”.

English meaning:

  • to have your cake and eat it too

French meaning:

  • tout vouloir posséderto want everything

Example sentence:

  • J’ai envie de gagner beaucoup d’argent mais je suis paresseux et je ne veux pas travailler. Pour être honnête, je veux le beurre et l’argent du beurre! I want to earn a lot of money but I’m lazy and don’t want to work. To be honest, I want to have my cake and eat it too!

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