burn someone down 灭某人的威风
A: The thing is that many people become green with envy at those who are making big money.
B: Even worse than that. Some people rack their brains and try every means to burn them down, by hook or by crook.
A: Jealousy can be a fatal thing. That has ruined many people who were being greatly envied.
butter both sides of one's bread 左右逢源
A: May doesn't get along very well with her mother-in-law.
B: Yeah. Her husband is buttering his bread on both sides.
A: This situation isn't easy to handle.