to copy or emulate something in a way that suggests originality or in which the copier benefits from the creativity or work of another, especially when the copy is considered lame; further appropriate when the original is considered lame.
Martha Stewart cheesed off of Donald Trump's "Apprentice" with her short-lived series of a similar name. ("cheesed off" is the past tense of "cheese off")
Phrase meaning annoy used often by Bart Simpson.
BART: Hi, guys. What's up?
JIMBO: We were just saying we'd love to meet the guy who cut off the head of that statue.
BART: What? But--but yesterday didn't you say it would be cool to cut off the head, and really cheese off everybody?
KEARNY: Yeah, that was just cloud talk, man.