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cheesy

mod. cheap; tacky. I wouldn’t live in a cheesy place like this if I could afford better.
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With Father's Day just days away, a national survey among children suggests, when it comes to cringe, UK dads are blazing a trail in cheesiness.
So it comes as a pleasant surprise that despite many flaws, including a stilted dialogue and a generous grating of cheesiness, Twilight is an entertaining and sprightly romantic yarn.
Keaton's character, although a successful playwright, fears inevitable failure (his obsessive distraction by a particularly insane theater critic, played with over-the-top cheesiness by Downey, is a distracting subplot) and finds in his lifelong love/have of the Red Sox a fitting metaphor for his own professional (and relational) anxieties.
When they returned to simple folk songs like JCB, Nizlopi were at their best but Luke's cringeworthy rapping and downright cheesiness all but eclipsed the duo's obvious musical talent.
In a region predictably in thrall to the vernacular cheesiness of the ranch style bungalow, Joy's houses have a searing clarity of conception and execution that extends the Modernist tradition of entering into a dialogue with nature and responding to the nuances of place.
They were very emotional and moving, but had none of the American cheesiness.
Fair enough, a bit of cheesiness can be refreshing from time to time, but when Ricky Martin and Cliff Richard have number one spots, you know it's time to own up and face the facts - 1999 was not a good year for Britain, no matter how many Pokmon cards we could fit in the pockets of our cargo pants.
For Silverthorne, who volunteered his time and cheesiness, it might have been his best work since he played Snoopy in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Hult Center in 1989.
The more lurid tabloids have revealed that a Liverpudlian optimist, Christopher Somebody, known for his big ears, oyster eyes, shaven head and cheesiness, has a grandmother he fears might die of heightened blood pressure were he voted out of this freak show.
The song fully embraces cheesiness in a way that you can't really be mad at.
That may smack of mystery-novel cheesiness, but the incident - involving an American woman's claims that Mexican drug pirates shot her husband while the two were on Jet Skis in the border reservoir - has caught national attention and on Wednesday engaged Gov.
A] Dan-Brown-worthy blend of horror-movie kitsch, New Age cheesiness, and romance-novel saccharine.
IT'S been 30 years since Stefanie Powers and Robert Wagner raised cheesiness to new heights as a glamorous, jetset couple doubling as amateur detectives in the hit Hart To Hart.
Dubai Just over four years ago, celebrity chef and entrepreneur Richard Sandoval arrived here to open Al Maya, a restaurant that would inspire food lovers with the classic taste of Mexican food stripped of all its cheesiness.
One giggle-worthy lowlight comes in the form of a speech - delivered by Hillary Swank, who is in charge of the evening's big ball-dropping spectacle - that rivals all other speeches in the history of cinema for Roquefort-strength cheesiness.