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English definition of “know which side your bread is buttered (on)”

know which side your bread is buttered (on)

informal
to know who to be nice to and what to do in order to get an advantage
(Definition of know which side your bread is buttered (on) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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