say cheese

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of say cheese

used by someone who is taking a photograph of a person and wants the subject to smile, since saying the word "cheese" in an exaggerated way, makes a person look like he or she is smiling
  • "Say cheese, everyone!".

Word by Word Definitions

say play
  1. : to express in words : state

  2. : to state as opinion or belief : declare

  3. : utter, pronounce

  1. : something that is said : statement

  2. : an expression of opinion

  3. : a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. : about, approximately

  2. : for example : as

cheese play
  1. : a food consisting of the coagulated, compressed, and usually ripened curd of milk separated from the whey

  2. : an often cylindrical cake of this food

  3. : something resembling cheese in shape or consistency

  1. : to put an end to : stop

  1. : someone important


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