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

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

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change sides, change signsA mnemonic indicating that when a value is moved to the opposite side of the equals sign, then the operator is changed also.Rate it:

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short back and sidesman's haircutRate it:

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sides reversed isUsed to turn semordnilaps into palindromes.Rate 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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best of both worldsA combination of two seemingly contradictory benefits.Rate it:

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burn the candle at both endsTo work hard night and day.Rate it:

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burn the candle at both endsTo waste something in two directions at once.Rate it:

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

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doesn't have both oars in the watercrazyRate it:

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have it both waysTo have two things which are mutually incompatible.Rate 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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butter faceUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see butter,‎ face.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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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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butter faceAlternative form of butterfaceRate it:

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

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butter will not melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter won't melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter would not melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthThe identified person appears to be benign, mild-mannered, or calm.Rate it:

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butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthThe identified person is prim and proper, standoffish, cool, or dispassionate.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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life is like a s*** sandwich the more bread you have the less s*** you eatThe main point is bread is slang for money so money makes your sandwich a little less repulsive and your life a little less well whateverRate it:

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like a hot knife through buttervery quickly and easily doneRate 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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