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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Is this sentence correct:
    1-The blade goes into your flesh like cutting butter.

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    I'd say like a 'knife through butter'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd say like a 'knife through butter'.
    Always learning something here. This expression adds to my idiom project. I checked the Internet and found three expressions:

    1. A knife through better,
    2. A warm knife through butter, (Least listings)
    3. A hot knife through butter. (Most listings.)

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    How about a knife through warm butter?

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    Hot knife through warm butter????

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    Some interesting statistics from Google exact search today: (Am I organized?)

    A knife through butter ............................3,080 listings
    A warm knife through butter .............................. 431
    A hot knife through butter .......................... 13,800


    A Knife through warm butter ...............................200
    A warm knife through warm butter....................................0
    A hot knife through warm butter................................126


    A knife through hot butter ................................316
    A warm knife through hot butter ...................................0
    A hot knife through hot butter....................................5

    I think people make up their own "idioms" to throw up off.

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    Idioms can be flexible- they don't have to be used in exactly the same way.

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