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Bread and Butter Fashion (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Bread and Butter Fashion

One slice upon the other. John and his maid were caught lying bread and butter fashion.—To quarrel with one’s bread and butter; to act contrary to one’s interest. To know on which side one’s bread is buttered; to know one’s interest, or what is best for one. It is no bread and butter of mine; I have no business with it; or rather, I won’t intermeddle, because I shall get nothing by it.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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