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cheese off

To anger or irritate someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cheese" and "off." I don't think I said anything to cheese him off, so I'm not sure why he's so mad.
See also: cheese, off

cheesed off

Angry or irritated. I barely spoke to him all night, so I don't know why he's cheesed off.
See also: cheese, off
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cheese someone off

Sl. to make someone very angry. You sure know how to cheese Laurel off. Bobby cheesed off every person in the club.
See also: cheese, off

*cheesed off

Sl. angry; disgusted. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; get someone ~.) Clare was really cheesed off at the waiter. The waiter was cheesed off at the cook.
See also: cheese, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cheesed off

Angry, fed up, annoyed, as in I'm cheesed off about watering their plants twice a week. This term was originally military slang and sometimes put simply as cheesed. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: cheese, off
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 someone off

tv. to make someone very angry. Bobby cheesed off every person in the club.
See also: cheese, off, someone

cheesed off

mod. angry; disgusted. Clare was really cheesed off at the butler.
See also: cheese, off
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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When we stayed at a hotel before an away match, the players would laugh at him ordering hotel staff to take the cheese off our lasagnes or ordering a specific weight of broccoli.
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