cheese-eater

cheese-eater

One who is regarded as a traitor. "Cheese" alludes to rats eating cheese, playing on the definition of "rat" meaning "traitor." The gang was determined to find the cheese-eater who told the police about their illegal activities.

cheese-eater

n. an informer; a rat fink. (Rats eat cheese.) Some cheese-eater called the clerk and warned her we were coming.
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This one is more familiar to even indifferent cheese-eaters. It is soft and creamy, with an edible, bloomy rind (yes, it's mold.
Apparently, eating aged cheeses such as cheddar and brie could also extend lifespan, whilst another study earlier this year claimed that cheese-eaters were slimmer than those who avoided the tantalising treat.
But Kate O'Meara of the Cheese Society, which promotes the UK cheese industry, says: "Many cheese-eaters will feel they're being robbed.
Vocal performances are suitably lively, including some outrageous vowel-rolling by McKellen, whose monarchist baddie despairs at the ineptitude of his rat sidekicks: "You incompetent cheese-eaters!"
GEORGE Bush's administration's disdain for the cheese-eaters and wimps of Old Europe prior to the invasion of Iraq is coming back to haunt him.
But Kate O'Meara of the Cheese Society, which promotes the UK's cheese industry, says: "Many cheese-eaters will feel they're being robbed.