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cheese

1. interjection Said when one is having one's picture taken, as it is meant to produce a smile as one says it. A: "OK, everyone—smile and say 'cheese'!" B: "Cheese!"
2. slang Money. I got a tutoring gig to earn a little extra cheese on the side. With the amount of cheese they're pulling in every month, they can afford to pay me a little extra for my services.
3. slang Excessive or exaggerated sentimentalism, especially in art, music, or writing; schmaltz. The film is chock-full of cheese, to be sure, but it would take a heart of stone not to be moved by it all the same. Her latest romance novel has all the typical cheese we've come to expect by this point.
4. slang A combination of heroin with crushed tablets of over-the-counter drugs containing acetaminophen and diphenhydramine. There has been a sudden surge of teenagers dying of cheese overdoses in the area.
5. slang In baseball, a fastball, especially one that is particularly difficult to hit. The cheese this pitcher can throw is something incredible to behold!
6. vulgar slang Smegma.

cheese (someone or something)

slang In video games, to reduce an opponent's or enemy's health by deliberately and repeatedly using moves that are difficult or impossible for them to block. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cheese" and "down." He was supposed to be the toughest boss in the whole game, but I managed to lure him into a corner and cheese him without much difficulty.
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cheese

1. n. vomit. There’s cheese on the sidewalk. Look out!
2. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. Somebody cheesed on the sidewalk.
3. in. to smile, as for a photographer who asks you to say cheese when a picture is taken. Why are you cheesing? Did something good happen.
4. n. money. (see also cheddar.) I don’t have the cheese to buy a new car.
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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From Euston, I took the cheeses down to my friend's house.
"It's cheeses. Tom bought them in Liverpool, and asked me to bring them up with me."
Sanders, Sam was allowed to depart without any reference, on the part of the hostess, to the pettitoes and toasted cheese; to which the ladies, with such juvenile assistance as Master Bardell could afford, soon afterwards rendered the amplest justice--indeed they wholly vanished before their strenuous exertions.
"This share of bread and cheese I am giving you," answered Sancho; "and God knows whether I shall feel the want of it myself or not; for I would have you know, friend, that we squires to knights-errant have to bear a great deal of hunger and hard fortune, and even other things more easily felt than told."
Andres seized his bread and cheese, and seeing that nobody gave him anything more, bent his head, and took hold of the road, as the saying is.
There, Fanny, you shall carry that parcel for me; take great care of it: do not let it fall; it is a cream cheese, just like the excellent one we had at dinner.
The cheese we had in use at that time was of purely Dutch extraction.
'Stilton Cheese' means, Put the Mare to; and 'Old Madeira' Stand by the trap.
After a time he came back, bearing with him a great brown loaf of bread, and a fair, round cheese, and a goatskin full of stout March beer, slung over his shoulders.
Thurle's so ready to take farms under you, it's a pity but what he should take this, and see if he likes to live in a house wi' all the plagues o' Egypt in't--wi' the cellar full o' water, and frogs and toads hoppin' up the steps by dozens--and the floors rotten, and the rats and mice gnawing every bit o' cheese, and runnin' over our heads as we lie i' bed till we expect 'em to eat us up alive--as it's a mercy they hanna eat the children long ago.
I'll feed you all the bread and cheese you want, and that must satisfy you."
'Why here's one man that, in consideraton of his wife and large family, has a quartern loaf and a good pound of cheese, full weight.
"If ever I can get aboard again," said I, "you shall have cheese by the stone."
'If I have only a piece of bread (and I certainly shall always be able to get that), I can, whenever I like, eat my butter and cheese with it; and when I am thirsty I can milk my cow and drink the milk: and what can I wish for more?' When he came to an inn, he halted, ate up all his bread, and gave away his last penny for a glass of beer.
The vegetables in the gardens, the milk and cheese that I saw placed at the windows of some of the cottages, allured my appetite.