eat cheese v.1
1. (orig. US black) to toady to, to ingratiate oneself with.
2. (US) to inform on, to betray; thus cheese-eating n.
|Joint (1972) 19: To report these unsavory and totally lost creatures [...] is called ‘ratting’ or ‘cheese-eating’.letter 15 April in|
|On the Waterfront (1964) 115: People I may know . . . you mean eat cheese for ya?|
|Chosen Few (1966) 125: It’s only a matter of time ’til somebody gits hip and eats cheese, baby.|
3. (US black) to be in love.
|Current Sl. V:2.|