Very easily; without any resistance or difficulty: anti-aircraft fire would slice through the car like a hot knife through butter
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of like a hot knife through butter in:
- The US English dictionary