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What does 也 要 马 儿 好 , 也 要 马 儿 不 吃 草 mean?

 

You want your horse to be good, but also want him to not need to eat grass:

Philosophically, what does this Chinese proverb mean?

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Category: Culture

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    I believe its a way of saying that someone wants everything the best but that they should know it is not realistic. Even good horses need to eat grass. An English saying that fits the same need is "You can't have your cake and eat it too."

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