hard cheese

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hard cheese bad luck
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Idioms

Hard cheese - (UK) Hard cheese means hard luck.
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Usage

In literature:

The dry hard paste is also found to be the best of all ingredients for giving a golden tint to cheese or butter.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
But the jealous woman only gave her a canvas bag of brown bread and hard cheese, with a bottle of small-beer.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
If they find any of that limberg cheese it will go hard with me.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
A very poor and hard kind of cheese, which was indignantly refused in our North Sea fleet.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
But, industrious as he was, he could hardly buy bread and cheese for himself and his wife, and they grew thinner and thinner daily.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
The whole struggle of society is as to who shall eat the hard bread-and-cheese of labor, which must be eaten by somebody.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Soft cheese mature much more rapidly than hard cheese; consequently they are short lived.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
The whole struggle of society is as to who shall eat the hard bread-and-cheese of labor, which must be eaten by somebody.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
It's hard cheese on a youngster to run up against a weed like Steel for his first editor.
"The Call of the Town" by John Alexander Hammerton
For the second course serve cheese, a rarebit on hard crackers, or any strong cheese.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
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In poetry:

Bread is our only Sauce, a Barly-Cake,
Hard as your Cheese, and as the Devil black.
Our choicest Drink, (and that's the greatest Curse)
Is but bad Water, made by Brewing worse.
"A Letter From A Gentleman in Lincolnshire TO HIS Friend" by William Diaper
While you eat goose and capon, I'll feed on beef and bacon,
And piece of hard cheese now and than;
We pudding have, and souse, always ready in the house,
Which contents the honest husbandman.
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
I am a married man myself,
More sot on steddy plowin',
An' cuttin' rails, than praisin' gals,
Yet honestly allowin'--
A man must be main hard tew please
Thet didn't freeze tew Deely's cheese.
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

These sandwiches popping up on menus throughout the city are hardly your typical deli ham and cheese on rye.
A grating cheese isn't one that annoys you but rather an aged, hard cheese that can be finely shredded.
All you do is take some good hard cheese, grate it, spread it in a nonstick pan and let it melt until it turns golden.
Casas said he is looking forward to cheap burritos, hard-shell tacos, yellow cheese, lettuce, sour cream and sliced black olives – ingredients that would make most Mexican grandmothers cringe.
HOW many times have you grated a piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese down to the rind, then tossed that hard little piece in the garbage.
Plus, fall is the season for cheese -- "a season when it's almost hard to find a cheese that's not in good form," writes Max McCalman, maître fromager and author of "The Cheese Plate ".
Dinner 4-8 Thu-Sat MC, V. 5 (egg and cheese on a hard roll) to $13 (farmhouse burger with blue cheese).
I love hard cheeses and hard-crust breads.
As any cheese maker will tell you, it's not that hard to make cheese.
As any cheese maker will tell you, it's not that hard to make cheese .
Chutneys can be enjoyed with sharp, mature cheddar and other hard cheeses.
A hard morning on horseback can be followed by an afternoon of wine and cheese.
Parma , incidentally, is the home of the Parmigiano-Reggiano, that hard cheese waiters are always offering to grate all over your spaghetti.
Man gets hard time for soft cheese.
(Phil finds feasible floor plan) The sharp sweet basil salad dressing poured over crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, blue cheese, yummy chickpeas and the reliable hard boiled egg make this chop salad win over anybody's taste buds.
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