ekki verður bæði sleppt og haldið

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ekki (not) + verður, from verða (to become, to take place) + bæði (both) + sleppt, the active gerund of sleppa (to let go) + og (and) + haldið, the active gerund of halda (to hold). Literally meaning "it shall not be both let go and held" or "it's not possible to both let go and hold on".

PhraseEdit

ekki verður bæði sleppt og haldið

  1. have one's cake and eat it, too
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