cheese it, the cops

cheese it

slang imperative Run; hide; get out of here; stop what one's doing. Cheese it, someone called the cops!
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cheese it, the cops

slang imperative Run or get out of here because the cops are coming. Cheese it, the cops! I'm not getting caught!
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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]
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Cheese it !

verb
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Cheese it (the cops)!

exclam. Run away, the cops are coming! If you see the fuzz coming, you’re supposed to yell, “Cheese it, the cops!” But I don’t know why. Then they know we’re doing something wrong.
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cheese it

Slang
1. To look out. Often used in the imperative.
2. To get away fast; get going. Often used in the imperative.
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cheese it-the cops!

A warning that the police were coming. “Cheese” might be a variant of “cease.” It might also come from the cheese course coming at the end of dinner; in the sense that with nothing else ahead, it's time to leave. In either event, “cheese it—the cops!” was a staple of mid-20th-century crime novels and films, as well as such movies as The Dead End Kids and The Bowery Boys.
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