Definition of want one's bread buttered on both sides in English:

want one's bread buttered on both sides

phrase

informal
  • Want more than is practicable or than is reasonable to expect.

    ‘the play wants its bread buttered on both sides’
    • ‘Corporate females on the other hand want their bread buttered on both sides’
    • ‘Universities that want their bread buttered on both sides when it comes to affirmative action would do better to apply more fiber than fat in their reasoning.’
    • ‘He is not willing to make any sacrifice but wants his bread buttered on both sides.’
    • ‘She wants her bread buttered on both sides - she does not want to be committed to one person’
    • ‘The forum is full of people who seem to want their bread buttered on both sides - who seem to say one thing and do another.’