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    Smile the upside of buttered bread

    "Your uncle!" exclaimed Gunny with a smile. "Now that explains a few things. He told me all about you. Said you'd be showing up someday. He talked about you like you were the upside of buttered bread. Now it makes sense!"
    What do you think "the upside of buttered bread" means?

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    Re: the upside of buttered bread

    Sounds as if it means 'something very good', but it's not an idiom I've met.

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    Re: the upside of buttered bread

    Same here. I've never seen it before, but it sure sounds like a very good thing.

    Do you use the idiom "the best thing since sliced bread"? If so, I guess that buttered bread is even better than sliced bread.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: the upside of buttered bread

    Quote Originally Posted by yuriya View Post
    What do you think "the upside of buttered bread" means?
    This is the side on which breads always fall.

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    #6

    Re: the upside of buttered bread

    It could be that the speaker was making up his own expression.

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    Re: the upside of buttered bread

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Same here. I've never seen it before, but it sure sounds like a very good thing.

    Do you use the idiom "the best thing since sliced bread"? If so, I guess that buttered bread is even better than sliced bread.
    Yes, we do Barb - though it found its way into the UK quite recently - probably in the last 20 yrs.

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