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Bread always falls on the buttered side down In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "bread always falls on the buttered side down", English Idiom Dictionary (also found in Vietnamese)

Hank Nguyen, Kathy Cao 2021-03-12 03:03

Meaning of Bread always falls on the buttered side down

Synonym:

toast always lands butter side down , buttered toast phenomenon

Bread always falls on the buttered side down American proverb negative formal

The proverb is an expression of a pessimistic view of life. If something goes wrong, it will go wrong in the worst possible way.

When the painting fell off the wall, it landed on the vase flower and broke it. The bread always falls on the buttered side down.

I dropped a vase and broke my ankle when trying to catch it. It's true bread always falls on the buttered side.

Origin of Bread always falls on the buttered side down

The idea that bread always falls on the buttered side represents bad luck that has been traced back as a Latin superstitious proverb, which was recorded in John Timbs' popular science journal Knowledge for the People, published in Boston, USA, in 1832. Although bread and toast dont always land butter or jam side down as it depends on the circumstances but it's still widely believed that bread and toast will ultimately fall down on the buttered side.

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to skate close to the edge
Almost violate the rules
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