butter wings

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Frank shows up at the party in a bad mood, and Jane asks him what's wrong.
FRANK: A lot of things, sweetie-pie. A little meeting that turned into a peek-a-boo session with bullets, all set up by someone who's been playing me like a violin at the annual Saps Convention.
JANE: Funny face, I don't know what you're talking about.
FRANK: My stockyard meeting, butter wings. Or don't you remember setting that up?
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, movie

The context is Jane made an appointment for Frank on behalf of her boss Ludwig. When Frank came there, Ludwig's man tried to kill him. So Frank thinks Jane set him up. What does he mean addressing her as "butter wings"? Thank you.
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It's a dish made with chicken wings, but here I think it's nothing more than just an absurd Drebinesque term of affection, following in the series 'sweetie pie . . . funny face . . . '.
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