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English definition of “you could cut the atmosphere with a knife”

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you could cut the atmosphere with a knife

used to describe a situation in which everyone is feeling very angry or nervous and you feel that something unpleasant could soon happen
Translations of “you could cut the atmosphere with a knife”
in Chinese (Traditional) (局面)劍拔弩張,一觸即發…
in Chinese (Simplified) (局面)剑拔弩张,一触即发…
(Definition of you could cut the atmosphere with a knife from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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