Meaning of “you could cut the atmosphere with a knife” in the English Dictionary

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"you could cut the atmosphere with a knife" in British English

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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

(Definition of “you could cut the atmosphere with a knife” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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