Hi everybody, looking at BBC web site I learned this english proverb : "Have your cake and eat it too".
In English this means that you can't have something both ways.
To say the same thing in Italian we say "avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca" lett "to have a full barrell and drunked wife".
In the past a drunked wife was regarded as an accomodating woman (just because she's drunked).
But if she drink all the wine,there is not it anymore.
Have a good time