like a (hot) knife through butter

Definition of like a (hot) knife through butter

informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having a relatively high temperature

    :  capable of giving a sensation of heat or of burning, searing, or scalding

    :  having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat

  1. :  hotly

    :  fast, quickly

  1. :  a period of relatively high temperature :  a period of heat

    :  one that is hot (such as a hot meal or a horse just after a workout)

  1. :  heat, warm

knifeplay
  1. :  a cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade fastened to a handle

    :  a weapon or tool resembling a knife

    :  a sharp cutting blade or tool in a machine

  1. :  to use a knife on

    :  to stab, slash, or wound with a knife

    :  to cut, mark, or spread with a knife

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

    :  a buttery substance: such as

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

  1. :  to spread with or as if with butter


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