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Victorian Slang of the Week–cheese

cheese–1) exactly what is needed for something. I’m going to use the actual reference given in the dictionary. It comes from The Spirit of the Times: “Talking of cheese, your present conduct isn’t altogether the Cheshire”. 2)as a verb–to cease or desist immediately, often constructed with “it” and used in reference to authority. We used this word as a kid, although for us “cheese it” often meant run for your lives!

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