cheat sheet


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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In advance of November’s U.S. midterm elections, here’s a cheat sheet. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Silicon Valley’s campaign cash donors who matter," 21 Aug. 2018 Getty Images New York's midterm elections are tomorrow (for a little cheat sheet, read this) and the elections are at the top of mind for everybody—including Gigi Hadid. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Gigi Hadid Wears Prabal Gurung's "Vote" T-Shirt Ahead of the Midterm Elections," 5 Nov. 2018 Luckily, a person’s astrological sign can serve as a helpful cheat sheet for their interests and tastes. Alice Bell, Vogue, "The Best Gifts for Every Astrological Sign on Your List," 26 Nov. 2018 Here's your super cheat sheet to a super big week of news, ranked in order of impact on Trump. 1. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "Your super cheat sheet to a super big week of news," 16 June 2018 The outfielders position themselves with analytical cheat sheets. Matt Breen,, "Phillies are rolling; so is Victor Arano | Extra Innings," 16 Apr. 2018 Before the movie's release, The Hollywood Reporter has created a cheat sheet with all that is known about Dumbo so far. Omar Sanchez, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Dumbo': Everything to Know About Disney's Live-Action Remake Directed by Tim Burton," 27 June 2018 Here, a cheat sheet of what else to watch out for in this year’s tournament. Siobhan Morrin, Time, "Your Ultimate Guide to Watching the 2018 World Cup," 13 June 2018 Print out a cheat sheet of important numbers and store them in the glove compartment or in a wallet or bag. Steven Petrow, USA TODAY, "I was a GPS addict, so I tried driving without phone directions to reawaken my 'inner compass'," 22 May 2018

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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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