Like Cheese At Fourpence Meaning

(idiomatic) Of a person, to be waiting idly or timewasting.

Example: 1989, Colin Dunne, Hooligan, page 38:
  Don't stand there like cheese at fourpence.
2003, Rachel Wyatt, Time's Reach, page 75:
  "Why are you standing there like cheese at fourpence?"
2010, Ruth Hamilton, Mersey View, page 89:
  Then you can stay sat there like cheese at fourpence till Mrs Henshaw gets back with her lawyer.