know what side of (one's) bread is buttered(redirected from knowing what side of our bread is buttered)
know what side of (one's) bread is buttered
To know how to best ensure one's success. I know what side of my bread is buttered, so I was very nice to the recruiter and promptly sent her a thank you card after our interview. A: "It was always so annoying the way Tom sucked up to the boss." B: "Yeah, but now he's a regional manager, so I guess he knew what side of his bread was buttered."
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