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cheese it

slang Run; hide; get out of here; stop what you're doing. Used as an urgent imperative. Cheese it, someone called the cops!
See also: cheese

cheese it, the cops

slang Run or get out of here because the police are coming. Used as an urgent imperative. Cheese it, the cops! I'm not getting caught!
See also: cheese, cop
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cheese it

Stop, look out, as in Cheese it! Here come the cops! This term, generally stated as an imperative, may have been a replacement for the earlier "Stop at once." Eric Partridge speculated that it may have been a corruption of Cease! but its true origin is not known. [Slang; mid-1800s]
See also: cheese
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cheese it !

verb
See also: cheese
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

cheese it

Slang
1. To look out. Often used in the imperative.
2. To get away fast; get going. Often used in the imperative.
See also: cheese
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
"Cheese it, Jimmie, cheese it! Here comes yer fader," he yelled.