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1Cheese of a style originating in Switzerland, typically containing large holes.
- ‘On the way home we talked longingly of sleep and filled ourselves enormous sandwiches of Swiss cheese, slivered bell peppers, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, salt, and pepper.’
- ‘Layer with thinly sliced, snipped prosciutto and grated Parmesan cheese or sliced Swiss cheese.’
- ‘The pork schnitzel with Swiss cheese was especially to be recommended, but there is a substantial Thai and international list of dishes from which to choose.’
- ‘My friend the Monte Cristo connoisseur reckons the Homestead's triple-decker sandwich of fresh turkey, ham and Swiss cheese is the second best he's had.’
- ‘But what we did is we made a white sauce and put a little reduced sodium Swiss cheese in it, and some low fat sour cream.’
- ‘An untitled, wall-mounted bronze casting has hemispheric holes in it that suggest Swiss cheese.’
- ‘Certain geologic formations that underlie the dike, and portions of the material that comprise it, bear a striking resemblance to Swiss cheese.’
- ‘His flannel button town shirt was torn and his jeans sported more holes than Swiss cheese.’
- ‘The company whose founder was originally from Switzerland, is known for mild Swiss cheese, flavored milk, and freshly churned butter.’
- ‘The Swiss cheese often used in fondue is emmental, which melts well, whether in the classic kirsch-flavoured dip or in a Chilean-inspired empañada.’
- ‘I want you to remember the time we ate Swiss cheese sandwiches on the riverbank, remember that?’
- ‘I eat the Swiss cheese from my ham sandwich and leave the rest behind.’
- ‘This would be a fine accompaniment to a meal-sized toasted honey baked ham bagel, also filled with thick cut Swiss cheese, whole grain mustard, crisp lettuce and a daub of herb-speckled mayonnaise.’
- ‘A second option is to make a sandwich with ham, chicken, Swiss cheese, or kashkaval for lunch or brunch.’
- ‘Once at our table, we ordered a first course of Swiss cheese fondue.’
- ‘Top croutons with tomato slices; sprinkle with Swiss cheese.’
- ‘One ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami…’
- ‘If your shopping list at the deli counter is limited to honey-roasted ham, Swiss cheese and a tub of olives this book will give you food for thought.’
- ‘She placed it on the stove and went to the fridge and pulled out some bread, butter, and American Swiss cheese.’
- ‘The wood was splintery and filled with so many holes it looked like a piece of Swiss cheese.’
- 1.1Used figuratively to refer to something that is full of holes, gaps, or defects.‘the team has Swiss cheese for a defense’
- ‘Online security is Swiss cheese, a survey finds.’
- ‘Are you saying that he has Swiss cheese for brains?’
- ‘I was fine even though my brand new glider was now swiss cheese.’
- ‘This movie has Swiss cheese for a script.’
Swiss cheese/ˌswis ˈCHēz/
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