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slang 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. I would try not to cheese off the boss today if you can help it—the quarterly sales figures just came in, and she is not in a good mood.
slang Angry or irritated. I barely spoke to him all night, so I don't know why he's cheesed off. The boss seemed really cheesed off about the quarterly sales figures, so I would try to stay out of her way if you can.
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Sl. angry; disgusted. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; get someone ~.) Clare was really cheesed off at the waiter. The waiter was cheesed off at the cook.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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]
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.
mod. angry; disgusted. Clare was really cheesed off at the butler.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.