Definition of Swiss cheese in English:

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Swiss cheese

Pronunciation: /ˌswis ˈCHēz/


1Cheese of a style originating in Switzerland, typically containing large holes.
Example sentences
  • Layer with thinly sliced, snipped prosciutto and grated Parmesan cheese or sliced Swiss cheese.
  • On the way home we talked longingly of sleep and filled ourselves enormous sandwiches of Swiss cheese, slivered bell peppers, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • The pork schnitzel with Swiss cheese was especially to be recommended, but there is a substantial Thai and international list of dishes from which to choose.
1.1Used figuratively to refer to something that is full of holes, gaps, or defects: the team has Swiss cheese for a defense
More example sentences
  • I was fine even though my brand new glider was now swiss cheese.
  • Are you saying that he has Swiss cheese for brains?
  • This movie has Swiss cheese for a script.

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Syllabification: Swiss cheese

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