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cheat sheet

1. A piece of paper or other document containing information about or the solutions to questions of a test or exam, which may be used for cheating, studying, or by someone grading said exam. Jim was caught using a cheat sheet during his test and failed the course as a result. My friend gave me a great cheat sheet to use while studying for my final exam.
2. Any document on which complex or difficult information is summarized so as to allow for easy reference and/or understanding. I made a cheat sheet of everyday Japanese phrases so I would know how to say at least a few things while in Tokyo next week!
See also: cheat, sheet

cheat the worms

To avoid death, especially after having a serious illness. Refers to the worms often found near a decaying body. A: "I heard that Ellen cheated the worms! Is that true? Last I saw her, she was so sick." B: "Oh, yeah! She's doing great now!" I hope I can cheat the worms and make a full recovery—but I feel so sick right now.
See also: cheat, Worms

cheat at something

to use deception while competing [against someone]. They say she cheats at cards. The mob is likely to cheat at getting the contracts.
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cheat on someone

to commit adultery; to be unfaithful to one's spouse or lover. "Have you been cheating on me?" cried Mrs. Franklin. He was caught cheating on his wife.
See also: cheat, on

cheat someone out of something

to get something from someone by deception. Are you trying to cheat me out of what is rightfully mine? She cheated herself out of an invitation because she lied about her affiliation.
See also: cheat, of, out

Cheats never prosper.

 and Cheaters never prosper.
Prov. If you cheat people, they will not continue to do business with you, and so your business will fail. Customer: You charged me for ten artichokes, but you only gave me nine. Grocer: Too bad. You should have counted them before you paid for them. Customer: Cheats never prosper, you know.
See also: Cheat, never, prosper

cheat on somebody

to have a sexual relationship with a person while you are married to someone else or are having a relationship with someone else It's hard to believe that he cheated on you.
See also: cheat, on

cheat on

Be sexually unfaithful to, as in They broke up right after she found he was cheating on her. [Colloquial; 1920s]
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cheat on

v.
1. To behave fraudulently during some process or activity: The teacher caught the student cheating on the test.
2. To be unfaithful to someone, especially a spouse or lover: I hired a private detective to see if my spouse was cheating on me.
See also: cheat, on
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Across the first three model runs, only cheatproblem was positive and significant throughout, a result suggesting that students cheat more if they believe that their peers are cheating.
We are just trying to help them, if you don't cheat or give out answers, then we'll make sure no one bothers you.
Previous research has demonstrated that older students are less likely to cheat (Miller, Shoptaugh, & Parkerson, 2008).
Intuitively, when density of [epsilon] is sufficiently flat, an increase in the number of contestants has a negligible impact on the marginal effect of cheating on the probability of winning, but because the equilibrium probability of winning gets smaller when the number of contestants grows, the marginal effect of cheating on the probability of winning becomes larger compared with the probability itself, so the incentive to cheat grows.
The singer said that she knows many women whose husbands cheat on them with women uglier than them.
People with higher levels of self-esteem are probably more confident in their abilities and don't feel any peer pressure to cheat," Brunell concludes.
Expected Payoffs to Cheating and Not Cheating Player k Player j Not Cheat Cheat Not cheat G(([alpha])S + [w.
How students interpret academic dishonesty and how these interpretations or perceptions will influence their intentions to cheat has not been investigated much.
The fact that he has pleaded guilty to theft and cheat at the roulette table is unusual as these offences are difficult to prove to the standards required for criminal court.
For instance, the easiest way for a teacher to cheat is to alter the same block of consecutive questions for a substantial portion of students in the class.
Second, the tax code has steadily become more complicated, each added layer of complexity giving people in the know--or rather, their lawyers and accountants more opportunities to cheat, or at least finesse the laws.
You have to create an environment that says, if you cheat, you'll get caught, and one that vindicates those who don't cheat," he said.
Tobin) and Han (Sun Kang) first find thrills and wealth selling cheat sheets and drugs to their classmates and then move on to nastier games.
Although students say they know cheating will not benefit them in the long run, the poll shows students are more likely to cheat the older they get.