like a knife through butter


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like a (hot) knife through butter

Quickly and with very little effort required. (Said of physically or figuratively cutting through something.) An industrial machine like that can cut through any material like a knife through butter. Because of his close connections with government officials, he was able to get through the bureaucratic red tape like a hot knife through butter.
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like a (hot) knife through butter

very easily; without any resistance or difficulty.
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like a knife through ˈbutter

(cut/go) through something hard easily: It went through the metal door like a knife through butter.
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