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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If you really had your druthers after our scrimmage next week, you'd pin everything down.
Certainly the way their starting pitching has performed the last couple of years, if you had your druthers, you'd rather avoid it.