paint-by-numbers

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paint-by-numbers

adj
formulaic; showing no original thought or creativity
[C20: from children's painting books in which the colours to be used are identified by numbers on the design to be painted]
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It's paint by numbers for creating dreamy worlds," said Engadget.
Tenders are invited for Tikamgarh district Niwari and Prathvipur block 2540 located in rural areas of the pedestal again Hand pumps oil base paint by the blue color of the running number 10 digit number on the wall of white oil paint, write and close to the border with a white base and the location of hand pumps red oil paint by numbers running number 0.
Assuming you don't have the steady hands of a heart surgeon and the flair of a nail pro, Lottie Paint By Numbers, from PS8.
com)-- Caron Bowman will be one of the participating artists in the Paint by Numbers mural project, an event held in the newly minted West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District.
Bilton explains in the book that the staff had set up a laptop with colored stickers like paint by numbers for the clumsy computer user.
Essentially what we have here is no more than a paint by numbers skid on your wheels racing game.
Maths and art are my specialist subjects, which is why I now paint by numbers.
Also highly recommended for logic puzzle fans are their impressive collections "More O'Ekaki: Paint By Numbers From Its Inventor" (9781932234763, $9.
It was mildly amusing with a paint by numbers plot, if you can call it a plot.
Segmation[TM] has combined paint by numbers and cutting-edge technology to create SegPlayPC[TM] a new program that uses graphic technology to divide any image into an outlined pattern.
Like a paint by numbers for your eyes these trios of eye colour are perfectly matched to compliment each other and give real definition to your peepers.
At first glance, it looks as if today Koons wishes to play down his managerial status and instead emphasize an artistic procedure that could be compared with paint by numbers rather than what one might expect from an army of assistants.