cheat sheet

noun

Definition of cheat sheet

1 : a sheet containing information (such as test answers) used secretly for cheating
2 : a written or graphic aid (such as a sheet of notes) that can be referred to for help in understanding or remembering something complex

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That means scientists working on a vaccine don’t have a natural cheat sheet at their disposal. Emily Baumgaertner, Los Angeles Times, "HIV prevention is making progress. And a breakthrough vaccine appears within reach," 6 Sep. 2019 Carefully weigh their pros and cons, and then just draw a line through them on your cheat sheet. David Dorey, USA TODAY, "Fantasy football draft strategy: How to handle holdouts, find sleepers and ace your draft," 22 Aug. 2019 In an era when catcher mound visits are finite, and when teams are changing their sign systems all the time to combat increasingly sophisticated sign-stealing, the Red Sox have, in essence, a sign-system cheat sheet inside of their hats. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, "Why Red Sox pitchers are looking inside their caps," 13 Aug. 2019 Chris Harrison may need a Bachelor in Paradise cast cheat sheet moving forward. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Chris Harrison Shades 2 Bachelor in Paradise Contestants in Cast Photo," 13 Aug. 2019 Check out the video above to get a full cheat sheet from the master actor on how to tackle villain roles. Danielle Young, Essence, "Idris Elba Is The Most Delicious Villain You've Ever Seen In "Hobbs & Shaw"," 2 Aug. 2019 Later, when another virus comes along, the bacteria can use the CRISPR sequence as a cheat sheet to recognize the invader. Quanta Magazine, "Breakthrough DNA Editor Born of Bacteria," 6 Feb. 2015 Here, our cheat sheet of reputable dealers and experts, some of whom offer their inventory online. Zoe Settle, ELLE Decor, "Top Sources for Vintage Textiles," 15 May 2011 But the testimony served as a cheat sheet for how to defraud the health insurance industry and mostly get away with it. Marshall Allen, ProPublica, "Health Insurers Make It Easy for Scammers to Steal Millions. Who Pays? You.," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of cheat sheet

circa 1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cheat sheet was circa 1935

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