you pays your money, and you takes your choice

you pay your money, and you take 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 pay your money, and you take 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 pay your money, and you take your choice.
See also: and, choice, pay, take

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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you pays your money and you takes your choice

used to convey that there is little to choose between one alternative and another.
Both pays and takes are non-standard, colloquial forms, retained from the original version of the saying in a Punch joke of 1846 .
See also: and, choice, money, pay, take
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you ˌpays your ˌmoney and you ˌtakes your ˈchoice

(saying) used to say that there is not much difference between two or more alternatives, so you should choose whichever you prefer: It’s hard to say which explanation is more likely; it’s more a matter of you pays your money and you takes your choice.
The unusual grammar in this idiom copies the speech of showmen at a fairground.
See also: and, choice, money, pay, take
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