You pays your money

You pays your money (and you takes your chances).

  (informal)
something that you say which means if you do something that involves risk you must accept that you cannot control the result The hotels are supposed to have star ratings, but in fact it's a case of you pays your money and you takes your chances.
See also: money, pay

You pays your money (and you takes your choice).

  (informal)
something that you say which means each person has to make their own decisions in a situation, because no decision is more correct than any other You can go by motorway, which is quicker, or take the coast road, which is prettier. You pays your money and you takes your choice.
See also: money, pay
References in classic literature ?
here's your two sets o' heirs to old Peter Wilks -- and you pays your money and you takes your choice
In the end, it's exactly like the street peddler said: "The way it works is, you pays your money and you takes your choice.
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