Knife and Fork

He is a capital knife-and-fork, a good trencherman.

“He did due honour to the repast; he ate and drank, and proved a capital knife-and-fork even at the risk of dying the same night of an indigestion.” —Gaboriau: Promise of Marriage, vi.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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