cut the cheese

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To flatulate.

Etymology:

  • This idiom references the foul smell emitted by some cheeses, many of which have a rind that keep the odor in. Once the rind is pierced, as in the case of slicing it, the smell is released.
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Hey, who cut the cheese?.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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