have (one's) druthers

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have (one's) druthers

To have one's choice or preference; to have things the way one would like them to be; to have one's way. Usually formulated as "if I had my druthers…." Primarily heard in US. I tell you, if I had my druthers, I'd spend the rest of my life living in Paris. If the president had his druthers, we'd be paying taxes for the privilege of breathing!
See also: druthers, have
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Friendly and down-to-earth, Elizabeth says if she had her druthers and could spend a day with anyone in the world, it would likely be .
raised Biel about summertime, when the livin' is easy -- and if she had her druthers, she'd be at the beach with Tina, swimming, staying cool and sipping a tall mojito upon returning to her Santa Monica home.
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She jokes that if she had her druthers, on Emmy night she'd wear ``this old pair of overalls I have - with a satin blouse.