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butter one's bread on both sidesTo profit from two things at the same time, especially when those things seem contradictory or incompatible.Rate it:

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bat for both sidesTo be a batter for both teams in an amateur baseball game.Rate it:

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play both sides against the middleTo manipulate opponents or competitors in a manner which benefits the manipulator.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterUsed other than as an idiom: see bread, and, butter.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterRelating to basic sustenance or the requirements for everyday living for the masses.Rate it:

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bread and butterBread spread with butter.Rate it:

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bread and butterThat which is central or fundamental, as to one's business, survival, or income; a staple or cornerstone.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterA general saying used to ward off bad luckRate it:

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bread-and-butterA saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a treeRate it:

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split one's sidesTo laugh hystericallyRate it:

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burn one's candle at both endsTo work extremely or excessively hard; to work too hard for good health or peace of mind.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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on opposite sides of the barricadesOf starkly different, opposite views on an issue.Rate it:

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short back and sidesman's haircutRate it:

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take sidesTo ally oneself with a given opinion, agenda or group; to support one side or viewpoint in a competition or confrontation.Rate it:

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there are two sides to every questionOne should not make a judgement until one hears the other side.Rate it:

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two sides of the same coinIndicates that two things are directly relatedRate it:

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know which side one's bread is buttered onTo be aware of where one's interests lie in a situation.Rate it:

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fine words butter no parsnipsTalking about doing something does not get it done.Rate it:

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butter upTo flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain.Rate it:

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best of both worldsA combination of two seemingly contradictory benefits.Rate it:

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butter fingersA clumsy person who always drops things, a klutz.Rate it:

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cut both waysTo have both benefits and drawbacks.Rate it:

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have it both waysTo have two things which are mutually incompatible.Rate it:

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like a hot knife through buttervery quickly and easily doneRate it:

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swing both waysTo be bisexualRate it:

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with both handsWillingly; readily.Rate it:

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with both handsUsed other than as an idiom: see with, both, hands.Rate it:

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worst of both worldsA solution or scenario which combines the disadvantages of two opposed prior solutions, often having been intended to combine their benefits instead.Rate it:

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a little bit of bread and no cheesethe song of the yellowhammer.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced breadAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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brown breadBread with a brown colour as distinct from white bread, wholemeal, granary or other specific types of bread.Rate it:

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eaten bread is soon forgottenKind deeds or favours are often forgotten by the beneficiary/beneficiaries once they have been done.Rate it:

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fried breadBread slices dipped in an egg and milk mixture and pan fried then served with syrup, molasses, butter, margarine, and topped w/whip cream, powdered sugar et al.Rate it:

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greatest thing since sliced breadA relatively recent invention likely to significantly improve people's lives.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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Turkish breadUsed other than as an idiom: see Turkish, bread.Rate it:

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Turkish breadA broad, round and flat bread made from wheat, sometimes considered a type of pita; pide.Rate it:

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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketInvesting heavily in just one area.Rate it:

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cut one's coat according to one's clothLive according to your means.Rate it:

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have one's wits about oneTo remain calm, composed, or aware.Rate it:

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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.Rate it:

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it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.Rate it:

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keep one on one's toesTo keep one attentive, active, busy or alert.Rate it:

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keep one's cards close to one's chestTo avoid revealing one's thoughts, circumstances, or plans.Rate it:

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