Idiom: 'You could cut it with a knife'

What does 'You could cut it with a knife' mean?


If the air is so thick you could cut it with a knife, it is humid or muggy. It could also mean that there's a lot of tension.

  • Category: General
  • Contributed By: Lynn Ridenour

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