like a (hot) knife through butter

idiom

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

Examples of like a (hot) knife through butter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alice and the rest of Beautiful's restless youth are exactly the kind of fervent, clever truth seekers that Rooney has made her signature; at its best, the clarity of their presence slices across the page like a hot knife through butter. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 23 Aug. 2021 Its promise, according to the dozens of video reviews that TikTok has pushed into my feed in the past week, is simple: The UNbrush cuts through tangles like a hot knife through butter, even if your hair is highly textured or coated in salt water after a day at the beach. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 25 Oct. 2023 Will the cold sting of the ocean breeze still cut through layers of protective clothing like a hot knife through butter? Sander Van Den Broecke, Travel + Leisure, 26 Mar. 2023 At this speed, the Nighthawk’s twin-step hull design is slicing through the waves like a hot knife through butter. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 25 June 2021

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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 2 Mar. 2024.

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