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butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouth

Definition of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouth

chiefly British

  1. —used to say that a person who appears to be innocent, sincere, or kind is really not

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a solid emulsion of fat globules, air, and water made by churning milk or cream and used as food

    :  a buttery substance: as

    :  any of various fatty oils remaining nearly solid at ordinary temperatures

  1. :  to spread with or as if with butter

  1. :  would not

  1. :  to become altered from a solid to a liquid state usually by heat

    :  dissolve, disintegrate

    :  to disappear as if by dissolving

  1. :  material in the molten state

    :  the mass melted at a single operation or the quantity melted during a specified period

    :  the action or process of melting or the period during which it occurs

  1. :  spleen

    :  spleen of slaughtered animals for use as feed or food

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  the natural opening through which food passes into the body of an animal and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth

    :  grimace

    :  an individual requiring food

  1. :  speak, pronounce

    :  to utter bombastically :  declaim

    :  to repeat without comprehension or sincerity

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