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A more accurate definition of cheese in Starcraft 2:

A cheese strategy is simply a high risk/high reward tactic which aims to win a game with little strategic effort, and relies on the failure of the opponent to properly react. A cheese strategy will often leave the cheeser at a significant disadvantage should the cheese fail.

Perhaps the most popular example is the photon cannon rush, in which photon cannons are built in close proximity to the enemy base so that they can be used offensively. If spotted early, the cannon rush will likely fail and the defending player will have a significant economic advantage, exemplifying the high risk/high reward nature of cheese.

A cheese strategy does NOT necessarily take advantage of imbalances in the game, and most cheeses are easily countered if they are spotted early and there is adequate time to prepare (hence why many cheeses rely on poor scouting).

Cheese is often regarded as "cheap" or "dirty" play, as the player cheesing does not try to counter their opponent or adjust their strategy. "All-in" strategies are good examples of this.

Below are some more examples of cheeses. Note how each cheese strategy takes advantage of "common" flaws in the defending player's build/strategy. If the flaw is not present, the cheese will likely be countered and lose:
Worker Rush (Drones, Probes, or SCV only) - Takes advantage of poor reaction and micro (the defending player must use their workers)
Early All-in (Zerglings/Drones, Zealots/Probes, Marines/SCVs) - Takes advantage of poor scouting, poor early defense, and improper reaction (If the defending player fails to use their workers, the cheese will be effective)
Proxy Rush (Gateways or Barracks near enemy base) - Takes advantage of poor scouting and poor early defense.

Dark Templar Rush - Takes advantage of lack of detection
Void Ray Rush - Takes advantage of lack of anti-air and/or lack of early pressure
Cannon Rush - Takes advantage of poor scouting

Reaper Rush - Takes advantage of poor scouting and early defense
Marine Rush - Takes advantage of poor scouting and early defense
Planetary Fortress Rush - Takes advantage of poor scouting

Zergling Rush (6, 7, or 10 pool are most common) - Takes advantage of poor scouting, improper reaction (Vs. 6/7 pool, you must user workers), and poor early defense

There are others, these are just the most common.
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The greatest substance known to man,Worshipped by pagans, exploited by me!
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When you don't want your parents to know you're talking about cocaine so you say cheese instead; can be substituted for cheddar, gouda, havarti or any other type of delicious cheese variety.
Boy: Hey mom, billy got some really nice cheese at his house do you mind if I sleep over tonight?
Mom: Sure, son. Have fun!
Boy: Thanks, mom!
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A "do or die" tactic in strategy games, mainly StarCraft. Usually a cheese will result in a very early win, but a failure to execute said cheese will usually end in an instant loss die to complete lack of in-game economy.
Man, I've been trying to win some more matches in the ladder and I keep getting cheesed.

6 Pool is cheese.
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Slang Term To mean "Money".

Orgin: Everywhere - as old as welfare started.

where in wellfare. people get free Money and Govt. Cheese. Real cheese handed out for food for people in the poverty line.

Cheese comes from the term "Government Cheese" but in slang its refer to the "MONEY". cuz thats what you both get at the welfare line. but it is used to mean "Money" for anything.

this is an old slang. alot of old movies uses it.
"I lost my job. I need to find somewhere new to get my cheese".
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1) A solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk, often seasoned and aged.

2)An important person. Often used in the phrase big cheese.

3) Slang term for Money.

4) A mixture of the drugs in Tylenol PM and heroin
1) This some good ass cheese!

2) I'm the big cheese around.

3) I'm making mad cheese.

4) Sell me some cheese man..
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A term used when something completely unrealistic happens in a multiplayer or single player game, costing the player to lose a life, make themselves look bad, or allow the other player(s) to score.

Synonymous with B.S.
"Come on! I hit the crossbar like three times! That's some cheese right there."
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