cut-and-dry
adjective see cut-and-dried

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cut and dry — or cut and dried 1. Ready made 2. Fixed beforehand, decided in advance • • • Main Entry: ↑cut cut and dried or cut and dry see under ↑cut • • • Main Entry: ↑dry …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut-and-dry — adjective according to ordinary expectations • Syn: ↑cut and dried • Similar to: ↑ordinary * * * adjective see cut and dried …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut-and-dried — cut′ and dried′ or cut′ and dry′ adj. 1) cvb prepared or settled in advance; not needing much thought or discussion 2) cvb lacking in originality or spontaneity; routine • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • cut-and-dried — adjective according to ordinary expectations • Syn: ↑cut and dry • Similar to: ↑ordinary * * * adjective also cut and dry | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ : in accordance with a plan, set procedure, or …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut and dried — DEFINITE, decided, settled, explicit, specific, precise, unambiguous, clear cut, unequivocal, black and white, hard and fast. → cut * * * cut and dry or cut and dried 1. Ready made 2. Fixed beforehand, decided in advance • • • Main Entry: ↑cut… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut-and-dried — /kut n druyd /, adj. 1. prepared or settled in advance; not needing much thought or discussion: a cut and dried decision. 2. lacking in originality or spontaneity; routine; boring: a lecture that was cut and dried. Also, cut and dry. [1700 10] *… …   Universalium

  • cut and dried — adjective a) simple, straightforward, clear, or certain Take care when guessing, since problems do not always have cut and dried answers. b) decided, set, settl …   Wiktionary

  • cut-and-dried — also cut and dry adjective Date: 1710 being or done according to a plan, set procedure, or formula ; routine < a cut and dried presentation > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cut out — Synonyms and related words: abjure, abrupt, abscind, abstract, act for, alienate, amputate, annihilate, arrange, avulse, ban, bar, bob, calculate, cast, cast off, cast out, change places with, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks …   Moby Thesaurus

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