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eat cheese

verb phrase

To inform on someone; tattle; rat

[1970s+ Army; fr the cheese-eating of the rodent]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Sometimes I will take with me something to eat—cheese or a pie from Pedotti's, or something of the kind.

    Youth Leo Tolstoy
  • As a matter of course, young ladies do not eat cheese at dinner-parties.

  • Drink beer and eat cheese sandwiches at night, or it is all off.

  • "eat cheese after fruit, to prepare the palate for fresh wine," says another.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood
  • "You don't let me eat cheese at night," said Philip aggrievedly here, looking up from his plate.

    The Wishing-Ring Man Margaret Widdemer
  • Now who is so desirous to eat cheese must eate it after other meate, and in a little quantity.

  • Never, never would he eat cheese again unless the hand of famine gripped him.

    Kenny

    Leona Dalrymple
  • By a wise doom of heaven men were commanded to eat cheese, but not the same cheese.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • Because the Government,” replies our monk in a dry, droll air and gesture, “does not eat cheese.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani

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