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Where Did the Expression The Big Cheese Come From?

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Channel: Today I Found Out
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It’s amazing how many English idioms contain food references and cheese has proven to be immensely popular when it comes to the English language. For example, one may be “cheesed off”, meaning that they are miserable, annoyed, or angered. One may also refer to something as being “cheesy” in order to label it as cheap, overly sentimental, unsubtle, or blatantly inauthentic.

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