like a (hot) knife through butter

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Definition of like a (hot) knife through butter

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: very quickly and easily The bill passed through the senate like a hot knife through butter.

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“Like a (hot) knife through butter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20a%20%28hot%29%20knife%20through%20butter. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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