bread always falls on the buttered side

bread always falls on the buttered side

proverb If something goes awry, the worst possible outcome often happens. I was running late this morning and naturally got caught in a major traffic jam. Bread always falls on the buttered side, doesn't it?
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bread always falls on the buttered side

Prov. When things go wrong, they go completely wrong. Not only did my phone break, but it broke today—today of all days, when I'm expecting a really important call. The bread always falls on the buttered side. When the painting fell off the wall, it landed on a priceless porcelain vase and broke it. The bread always falls on the buttered side.
See also: always, bread, butter, fall, on, side
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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