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    Hi everybody! I'd like to know the meaning of "butter one's bread on both sides". I came across two different opposite meanings. Which one is the correct one? Or there are both meanings? Thanks!

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    Re: idioms again

    Quote Originally Posted by ONI View Post
    Hi everybody! I'd like to know the meaning of "butter one's bread on both sides". I came across two different opposite meanings. Which one is the correct one? Or there are both meanings? Thanks!
    Give us your meanings....don't make us guess what they are.

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    Cool Re: idioms again

    One dictionary says that it means doing sth. that is unnecessary while one source from the Net says having the advantages of both sides. I don't know if both of them are correct or only the one from the dictionary is correct? Can anyone tell me? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONI View Post
    One dictionary says that it means doing sth (this is an ENGLISH forum.....type the words not text message shorthand). that is unnecessary while one source from the Net says having the advantages of both sides. I don't know if both of them are correct or only the one from the dictionary is correct? Can anyone tell me? Thanks.
    Well this is a very rare idiom. Hardly anyone uses it. Proof of that is that a Google search of the phrase yields 292 hits.

    Apparently this idiom means: to be wastefully extravagant

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