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    Default No whiz left in the cheese

    Hi,

    What does it mean exactly, and when we can use it?

    cheers,

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    Default Re: No whiz left in the cheese

    Any ideas...

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    Default Re: No whiz left in the cheese

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    Well, there is a wonderfully "interesting" product in the USA called Cheese Whiz. It even has its own entry in Wikipedia. For some reason many people seem to like it --- but I've always thought it tasted pretty awful.
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    Your expression sounds to me like it means "not interesting or exciting anymore" or possibly "not energetic anymore".
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    What context did you hear/read it in? Maybe someone just wanted to say that some cheese had gone bad.
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    Default Re: No whiz left in the cheese

    I would say that this is a made-for-the-occasion expression. Philly is right, the writer has taken a well known brand name and changed it into a metaphor for "no longer enjoyable."

    I would not recommend using this expression, especially if you are not a native speaker. The reference is too obscure and the expression does not have current usage.

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    Default Re: No whiz left in the cheese

    Philly & mykwyner,

    Thanks for the reply.
    I heared this expression in a movie (Four Rooms) where one guy was forcing someone to approach his wife. well, the other man being kind of shy guy, and he pulls up short of actually nibbling on the lady. then her husband said:

    Whats the problem sparky, No whiz left in the cheese? I'm not cramping your style, am I?

    So i guess your answer is 100% correct thanks.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by omarhib; 17-Aug-2006 at 17:25.

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