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cheat sheet


a piece of paper on which one has answers or notes for a test, used to cheat on or prepare for a test; also called crib sheet , crib

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cheat sheet

noun phrase

  1. A paper used to replace or reinforce one's memory; crib: his notes and data on enemy hitters, which he consults in preparing game notes—a cheat sheet/ During cooking demonstrations, a paper cheat sheet sits nearby on the counter (1950s+ Students)
  2. swindle sheet
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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