Definition of like a hot knife through butter in English:

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like a (hot) knife through butter

Very easily; without any resistance or difficulty: antiaircraft fire would slice through the car like a hot knife through butter
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  • 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.
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