look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth

look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth
look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth
To look speciously innocent or well-behaved
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Main Entry:butter

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informal appear gentle or innocent while typically being the opposite

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth — ► look as if butter wouldn t melt in one s mouth informal appear innocent while being the opposite. Main Entry: ↑butter …   English terms dictionary

  • look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth — See: BUTTER WOULDN T MELT IN ONE S MOUTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth — See: BUTTER WOULDN T MELT IN ONE S MOUTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • look\ as\ if\ butter\ wouldn't\ melt\ in\ one's\ mouth — See: butter wouldn t melt in one s mouth …   Словарь американских идиом

  • look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth — informal appear innocent while being the opposite. → butter …   English new terms dictionary

  • butter — ► NOUN ▪ a pale yellow fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking. ► VERB 1) spread with butter. 2) (butter up) informal flatter (someone). ● look as if butter wouldn t melt in one s mouth Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • butter — n. & v. n. 1 a a pale yellow edible fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking. b a substance of a similar consistency or appearance (peanut butter). 2 excessive flattery. v.tr. spread, cook, or serve with butter… …   Useful english dictionary

  • butter — noun a pale yellow edible fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking. verb 1》 spread with butter. 2》 (butter someone up) informal flatter someone. Phrases look as if butter wouldn t melt in one s mouth informal… …   English new terms dictionary

  • mouth — See: BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN ONE S MOUTH, BUTTER WOULDN T MELT IN ONE S MOUTH, BY WORD OF MOUTH, DOWN IN THE DUMPS or DOWN IN THE MOUTH, FOAM AT THE MOUTH, HEART IN ONE S MOUTH, KEEP ONE S MOUTH SHUT, LAUGH ON THE WRONG SIDE OF ONE S MOUTH,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • mouth — See: BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN ONE S MOUTH, BUTTER WOULDN T MELT IN ONE S MOUTH, BY WORD OF MOUTH, DOWN IN THE DUMPS or DOWN IN THE MOUTH, FOAM AT THE MOUTH, HEART IN ONE S MOUTH, KEEP ONE S MOUTH SHUT, LAUGH ON THE WRONG SIDE OF ONE S MOUTH,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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