an apple-pie without some cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze

1929 C. BROOKS Seven Hells v. 63 Let me advise you to take a bit of cheese with it. They have a good proverb, these folks: ‘Apple pie without the cheese, is like the kiss without a squeeze.’

1989 Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) 2 July 4M There was an old English rhyme popular about 1750 that went: An apple-pie without some cheese Is like a kiss without a squeeze.

2002 Spectator 21 Sept. 61 ‘Apple cake without cheese,’ they used to say in Yorkshire, ‘is like a kiss without a squeeze.’


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