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

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 happenDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of you could cut the atmosphere with a knife from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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