can't but

can't but

Must or cannot resist. A phrase used when one feels very strongly compelled to do something. We can't but intervene here, before you throw your life away on drugs! My mom can't but meddle in my love life, even though I'm 30 years old!
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can't but

Also, cannot but. See can't help.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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