Definition of cheat sheet in English:

cheat sheet


North American
  • A piece of paper bearing written notes intended to aid one's memory, typically one used surreptitiously in an examination.

    • ‘She twice forgot the words, then retreated to get her cheat sheet, only to slip on the ice and bump her butt against the red line.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, today even this rough data is not that easy to gather from all the articles you read and mailers you get; and if you forget your cheat sheet at home, you might just not vote on some issues, or make a very rough guess.’
    • ‘She watched as Allison took her science test with her cheat sheet.’
    • ‘I give customers a cheat sheet, tell them why I chose to lay out the flight this way and what to expect.’
    • ‘If you don't have the patience to figure out the codes and play the games, there's a cheat sheet that allows the viewer to see what's inside the section.’
    • ‘A cheat sheet sure would help - something that will tell you what you need to know about baseball's final month of the regular season… and fast.’
    • ‘Also, there's a cheat sheet at the bottom for my friends on the web, if you'd like to look at that.’
    • ‘I picked up a beautifully printed and colour coded cheat sheet.’
    • ‘Consider the case of a student who provides the correct answer to a test question, but who has simply copied from a cheat sheet that has been brought into the classroom.’
    • ‘I have my little cheat sheet to take to the polls so I'll know which candidates are really Republicans.’
    • ‘They often take our endorsements into the ballot box as a cheat sheet.’
    • ‘Jackson had a typed cheat sheet on his wristband.’
    • ‘This cheat sheet will tell you which numbers are worth crunching.’
    • ‘And as dorky as it may seem to take out a cheat sheet in the middle of a tempest, I find myself tempted to make up a set of cards to keep in my pocket.’
    • ‘Here's a cheat sheet demonstrating the support.’
    • ‘My short-term memory sucks, so I spent some time over the weekend reading up on obscure ballot measures and scribbling notes on a cheat sheet so I could just walk in, fill in the dots, then leave.’
    • ‘It was, in effect, a cheat sheet to help commissioners keep themselves out of prison.’
    • ‘And then Danah gave us the comprehensive cheat sheet on where we all are.’
    • ‘Allison comes to take her test, asks for some scrap paper, and pulls out the colored cheat sheet.’
    • ‘How many people copy assignments and bring in cheat sheets to exams?’


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