Definition of like a knife through butter in English:

like a knife through butter

(also like a hot knife through butter)

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phrase

  • Very easily; without any resistance or difficulty.

    ‘antiaircraft fire would slice through the car like a hot knife through butter’
    • ‘Consultant in communicable disease control Dr Mike Painter said: ‘This virus is very, very, very infectious and will go through a place like a knife through butter.’’
    • ‘Ripon's batsmen but up a dismal show as Chris Hudson sliced through the line-up like a knife through butter, his 8-25 having the home side all out for only 57.’
    • ‘‘Conventional forces would cut through them like a knife through butter,’ said Major Heyman.’
    • ‘It would slice through most buildings like a knife through butter.’
    • ‘The Knights also scored the first try of the second half when Mark Cain went through the Lions' defence like a knife through butter.’
    • ‘It cuts through metal like a knife through butter.’
    • ‘Don't even think about unhooking a pike by hand: Even the teeth of a small pike will slice through your fingers like a knife through butter.’
    • ‘First the West Indian spinners cut through the middle order like a knife through butter, and then their batsmen hammered their way to victory with almost half their overs to spare.’
    • ‘Saracens kicked deep after winning the kick off but the New Zealander carved through their defence like a knife through butter.’
    • ‘The shrill sound of my alarm clock cut through my brain like a knife through butter and I winced.’