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I can't win British & World English

There is no course of action will bring success or please people

you can't lose British & World English

Used to express the belief that someone must inevitably profit from an action or undertaking

you can't talk British & World English

Used to convey that a criticism made applies equally well to the person who has made it

can't be bothered British & World English

Be unwilling to make the effort needed to do something

can/could not help in help British & World English

Cannot or could not avoid

can/could afford in afford British & World English

Have enough money to pay for

afford British & World English

Have (a resource such as money or time) available or to spare

I don't blame you British & World English

Used to indicate that one agrees that the action or attitude taken was reasonable

can take a joke British & World English

Be able (or unable) to receive humorous remarks or tricks in the spirit in which they are intended

beggars can't be choosers British & World English

People with no other options must be content with what is offered

you can't win them all British & World English

Said to express consolation or resignation after failure in a contest

cannot wait in wait British & World English

Used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen

can't be arsed in arse British & World English

Not want to do something because one has no interest in or enthusiasm for it

beat British & World English

Be better than

cannot choose but do something British & World English

Have no alternative to doing something

can/could not help oneself in help British & World English

Cannot or could not stop oneself from doing something

you can't make bricks without straw British & World English

Nothing can be made or accomplished without proper or adequate material or information

you can't keep a good man down British & World English

A competent person will always recover well from setbacks

a leopard can't change his spots British & World English

People can’t change their basic nature

can't/won't be doing with in do with British & World English

Be unwilling to tolerate or be bothered with

if you can't beat them, join them British & World English

If you are unable to outdo rivals in some endeavour, you might as well cooperate with them and thereby possibly gain an advantage

you can't judge a book by its cover British & World English

Outward appearances are not a reliable indication of the true character of someone or something

you can't have your cake and eat it British & World English

You can’t enjoy both of two desirable but mutually exclusive alternatives

you can't teach an old dog new tricks British & World English

You cannot make people change their ways

you can't get a quart into a pint pot British & World English

You cannot achieve the impossible

cannot take one's eyes off British & World English

Be unable to stop looking at someone or something because they are so interesting, attractive, etc.

you can't lose in lose British & World English

Used to express the belief that someone must inevitably profit from an action or undertaking

you can't talk in talk British & World English

Used to convey that a criticism made applies equally well to the person who has made it

I can't win in win British & World English

There is no course of action will bring success or please people

you can't put an old head on young shoulders British & World English

You can’t expect a young person to have the wisdom or maturity associated with older people

one can't make an omelette without breaking eggs British & World English

One cannot accomplish something without adverse effects elsewhere

cannot seem to do something in seem British & World English

Be unable to do something, despite having tried

cannot choose but do something in choose British & World English

Have no alternative to doing something

if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen British & World English

If you can’t deal with the pressures and difficulties of a situation, you should leave others to deal with it rather than complaining

you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear British & World English

You can’t create a fine product from inferior materials

tell1 British & World English

Perceive (the difference between one person or thing and another)

I don't blame you in blame British & World English

Used to indicate that one agrees that the action or attitude taken was reasonable

can't be bothered in bother British & World English

Be unwilling to make the effort needed to do something

can take a joke in joke British & World English

Be able (or unable) to receive humorous remarks or tricks in the spirit in which they are intended


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