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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!
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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.
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cheat at (something)

To act deceptively or unfairly while completing a task or participating in a competition. My little brother cheats at every board game, so it's not much fun to play with him.
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cheat on (someone or something)

1. To act deceptively or unfairly while completing a task or participating in a competition. I can't believe that Katie cheated on the test—I always thought she was an honest person.
2. To be unfaithful to one's romantic partner. Well, I heard that Jane cheated on Rob, and that's really why they're getting divorced.
See also: cheat, on

cheat (one) out of (something)

To steal or deny one one's due property by swindling. That dishonest real estate broker cheated us out of millions.
See also: cheat, of, out

cheats never prosper

People who use dishonest means will not find true success. I'm not too worried about Eric getting ahead of me in the class rankings. I know he cheated on his last test, and cheats never prosper!
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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.
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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

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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In light of this, lecturers believe that a students' tendency to cheat will result in a decreasing quality of work in their future professional lives.
In addition, assuming that 20% of the students never cheat and the remaining 80% cheat with a constant and independent probability (p), the probability that a student cheats on any exam in the Whitley sample of 107 students is of 2,2%; in addition, the probability that a student cheats on at least one of the most recent five exams is 8,4%.
This is the marginal effect of vigilant peers on annuals cheats.
Her request baffled me completely; "how on earth is this woman asking us to cheat during our final exam?
However we wanted to know what precisely makes people want to punish cheats," said Dr Raihani.
In this context, the article focuses on the conditions for a no-cheating equilibrium and identifies three effects which determine whether an individual decides to cheat: the likelihood effect (cheating improves the probability of winning), the cost-effect (how cheating affects effort costs), and the base-salary effect (if a player cheats, he reduces his expected base salary because there is a chance he will get caught).
Lebanese singer Amal Hijazi said that 90 percent of Arab men cheat on their wives without having any justifiable reason.
Might there be circumstances under which the leader cheats to maintain her advantage, because if she does not, the trailing player can close the gap by cheating?
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And the Manchester United chief believes it is the cynical hatchet-men who target Ronaldo by stopping him any way they can who are the real cheats.