Definition of like a hot knife through butter in English:
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:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan