cut-and-dried


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cut-and-dried

(kŭt′n-drīd′) also cut-and-dry (-drī′)
adj.
1. Prepared and arranged in advance; settled.
2. Ordinary; routine: cut-and-dried dialogue.

cut′-and-dried′

or cut′-and-dry′,



adj.
1. prepared or settled in advance; not needing much thought or discussion.
2. lacking in originality or spontaneity; routine.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cut-and-dried - according to ordinary expectations
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"

cut-and-dried

adjective
Translations

cut-and-dried

[ˌkʌtənˈdraɪd] cut-and-dry [ˌkʌtənˈdraɪ] ADJ [answer] → concreto; [situation, issue] → definido, claro
this situation is not as cut-and-dried as it may seemla situación no está tan definida or clara como podría parecer

cut-and-dried

adj (fig)festgelegt; cut-and-dried opinionsfestgelegte Meinungen pl; as far as he’s concerned the whole issue is now cut-and-driedfür ihn ist die ganze Angelegenheit erledigt; it’s not quite cut-and-driedso eindeutig ist das nicht

cut-and-dried

[ˌkʌtənˈdraɪd] adj (also cut-and-dry) (fig) → assodato/a