Definition of say cheese in English:

say cheese

phrase

  • Said by a photographer to encourage the subject to smile.

    • ‘I was told to smile, hey look at the camera and smile, and say cheese.’
    • ‘And, though the English say cheese, the Koreans say fermented cabbage (kim chi).’
    • ‘Well if they will encourage the proliferation of CCTV what do they expect us to do: smile and say cheese?’
    • ‘Once a firm favourite, apparently just one in five of us now say cheese when we are having our photograph taken, putting it just third in the top ten.’
    • ‘Tiger was photographed so often he almost knew when to turn to say cheese!’
    • ‘All of them paste their best smiles and say cheese.’