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What is the meaning of this idiom, 'you can't ride two horses with one ass'?

I couldn't find its meaning on the internet.

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I don't know this as a common expression, but the meaning would be that you have to make a decision which course of action to take, and stick to it.
To me, it would be like "to kill two birds with one stone" - doing two things at the same time, but with a more negative connotation that it is not possible to do the two things properly.
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You cannot have the best of both worlds

Hi,
it could be something like "You can't have the barrel full of wine and your wife drunk" (It's a translation from Italian, either you have the barrel full of wine or your wife drunk, you can't have both).

You can't ride two horses with just one ass. So you can't have/do both things, you have to choose, either one or the other.
That's the way I would interpret it. Emotion: smile
This proverb is Russian and absolutely meaningless to an English native speaker. Best bet would be not to consider using it ever.
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That may be true - but can you give some idea of what it is expressing?
Might it be a reference to the Biblical idea of "serving two masters"?
BokehThis proverb is Russian and absolutely meaningless to an English native speaker. Best bet would be not to consider using it ever.
I tend to agree, it’s meaningless. First, we don’t know if “ass” meant a donkey or someone stupid or a jerk? If not, does it mean someone’s butt? If so, then you can picture it and draw a conclusion; more or less like straddling over two boats on water while they are floating down the a river.Emotion: big smile
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