There are 3 definitions of cheese in English:

cheese1

Syllabification: cheese
Pronunciation: /CHēz
 
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noun

1A food made from the pressed curds of milk: grated cheese a slice of cheese [as modifier]: a cheese sandwich
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  • In summer it was normal to live on milk, butter, cheese curds and whey, while in autumn a number of cattle were killed, their beef being salted to eat during the winter.
  • To test my theory I've decided to eliminate all food made with cheese, butter or milk from his diet.
  • Another common intolerance is to dairy products, including cow's milk, cheese, yoghurt and cream.
1.1A complete molded mass of cheese with its rind, often in a round flat shape: a 50-pound, muslin-wrapped cheese
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  • This is the first year that there was a special category for washed rind cheeses.
  • This cheese has a bloomy rind and a fluffy, mellow center.
  • I remember rubbing the mould from beautiful unpasteurised washed rind cheeses with a soft cloth.
1.2A round flat object resembling a cheese.
2 informal The quality of being too obviously sentimental: the conversations tend too far toward cheese

Origin

Old English cēse, cȳse; related to Dutch kaas and German Käse; from Latin caseus.

Phrases

hard cheese

British informal Used to express sympathy over a petty matter.
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  • Of course, I trust them implicitly, just as I trust all experts with letters after their names, so I rang the Vat helpline. They said hard cheese, your accountants are right.
  • Your obnoxious politician was quoted in an American blog as saying: ‘America is going to do what it likes or hard cheese.’
  • This is hard cheese for many producers across the EU.

say cheese

Said by a photographer to encourage the subject to smile.
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  • I was told to smile, hey look at the camera and smile, and say cheese.
  • All of them paste their best smiles and say cheese.
  • Well if they will encourage the proliferation of CCTV what do they expect us to do: smile and say cheese?

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There are 3 definitions of cheese in English:

cheese2

Syllabification: cheese
Pronunciation: /CHēz
 
/
(in phrase big cheese)

noun

informal
An important person: he was a big cheese in the business world
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  • Virtually everybody in the factory - the boss, or should I say the big cheese, included - is gathered round, transfixed by the Japanese Grand Prix.
  • Somehow, I don't think you'd get that with an audience of big cheeses.
  • Someone recommended I talk to them because they were the big cheeses when it comes to films.

Origin

early 19th century (originally in the sense 'the right thing or something excellent'): probably from Urdu, from Persian čīz 'thing'. The current sense dates from the 1920s.

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There are 3 definitions of cheese in English:

cheese3

Syllabification: cheese
Pronunciation: /CHēz
 
/

verb

informal , chiefly British
Exasperate, frustrate, or bore: that really cheesed off Ricky
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  • More people are going down this route because they are cheesed off that they have to pay crazy prices for a bigger property.
  • There is a lot of support in the town and they are cheesed off with the arrogance of the Liberal Democrats.
  • It's the existence of the rich that cheeses them off.

Origin

early 19th century (cheese1 (sense 1) of cheese it): of unknown origin.

Phrases

cheese it

1British archaic Look out.
2 dated Run away: cheese it, here comes Mr. Madigan!

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