cheese it, the cops(redirected from cheese it the cops)
slang imperative Run; hide; get out of here; stop what one's doing. Cheese it, someone called the cops!
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!
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]
Cheese it !verb
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.
1. To look out. Often used in the imperative.
2. To get away fast; get going. Often used in the imperative.
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.