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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 for yourself
(Definition of know which side your bread is buttered (on) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “know which side your bread is buttered (on)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 明白自已的利益所在,善为个人利益谋算…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明白自已的利益所在,善為個人利益謀算 。…
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