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you pays your money and takes your choice

You are the one paying, so the decision about something is yours. (Often used to indicate that there is not a clear advantage to one choice over another.) A: "Do you think I should do the guided tour or rent a bicycle and explore the city myself?" B: "You pays your money and takes your choice—you can't go wrong either way." You could opt for the model with the stronger CPU, or you could put that cost toward a bigger hard drive. You pays your money and takes your choice.
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you pays your money, and you takes your choice

You are the one paying, so the decision about something is yours. (Often used to indicate that there is not a clear advantage to one choice over another.) A: "Do you think I should do the guided tour or rent a bicycle and explore the city myself?" B: "You pays your money, and you takes your choice. Both are good options, so it's up to you." You could opt for the model with the stronger CPU, or you could put that cost toward a bigger hard drive. You pays your money, and you takes your choice.
See also: and, choice, pay, take
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pay(s) your money and take(s) your choice, you

It’s your decision as long as you’re willing to pay the price. This term has been traced to the mid-nineteenth century, when it first appeared in print in the English humor magazine Punch. It also appeared in a late nineteenth-century peep-show rhyme cited in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations: “Whichever you please, my little dears: You pays your money and you takes your choice, You pays your money and what you sees Is a cow or a donkey just as you pleases.”
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you pays your money and takes your choice

See pay your money and take your choice.
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