butter one's bread on both sides

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butter one's bread on both sides (third-person singular simple present butters one's bread on both sides, present participle buttering one's bread on both sides, simple past and past participle buttered one's bread on both sides)

  1. (idiomatic) To profit from two things at the same time, especially when those things seem contradictory or incompatible.

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