cut a cheese


cut a cheese
   to fart
   The smell may be rich and unpleasant. In Somerset you may say that you have cut a leg in the same sense. The more general use is merely to cut one:
    ... none of them would say anything if he cut one. (Mclnerney, 1992)
   Grose (1811) gives 'Cheeser. A strong smelling fart.'

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