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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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And if I had my druthers, I would not be in Nashville doing political stuff.
If I had my druthers, I'd say I'd rather not see another 40B come in.
If I had my druthers (wishes) - and it might come soon - I would go to the beach, have sex, eat, stare at the clouds, watch birds and trees, play guitar - and that would pretty much cover it.
If I had my druthers (wishes) - and it might come soon - I would go to the beach, have sex, eat, stare at the clouds, watch birds and trees, play guitar -and that would pretty much cover it" Veteran musician Iggy Pop "The truth is that theatres are often regarded nowadays as an indoor family picnic area where anything goes" Actor Michael Simkins on the no-longer tranquil auditoriums "You can probably see into our bedroom window.
If I had my druthers (wishes) - and it might come soon - I would go to the beach, have sex, eat, stare at the clouds, watch birds and trees, play guitar - and that would pretty much cover it" - Veteran musician Iggy Pop (pictured) "The truth is that theatres are often regarded nowadays as an indoor family picnic area where anything goes"- Actor Michael Simkins on the no-longer tranquil auditoriums.
If I had my druthers on how I would go, I would just walk away.
If I had my druthers, the first thing I would have done on the evening of 11 February 2011, would be to restructure and regulate Egypt's media.
If I had my druthers, my family and I would be on a plane this summer to Tuscany, where we went once in less-busy, more-solvent times.
If I had my druthers, I would tinker the shape into more of a gothic arch with about a three-foot straight side at the bottom.
If I had my druthers and I was in charge of the budget," he told the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, "the budget might well be 80 percent national defense.
If I had my druthers, I'd rather have it settled by the end of spring," Carroll said.
In a recent interview, the six-time Golden Globe Award-winner said: "If I had my druthers, it wouldn't be to change the studio system.
There's a tendency among college math professors to say, 'if I had my druthers,' and say what you wish every student would come with--which is not the same thing as what every student needs to succeed.
And I realized that if I had my druthers, that's what I'd be doing in my career.
If I had my druthers and I could buy a light producing the same amount of light but using less energy, it would be a no-brainer.