American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Appearing to be mass-produced; identical in appearance: cookie-cutter tract housing in suburbia.
- adj. Of or pertaining to cookie cutters.
- adj. idiomatic , (often disparaging) Looking or seeming identical; created by some standard or common means; often with the implication that the result is common, boring, or not applicable to all needs.
- adj. having the same appearance (as if mass-produced)
- cookie + cutter (Wiktionary)
“During my formal Stull meeting with the principal, he kept mentioning "standards-based instruction" and because I wasn't following the District's blue print, cookie-cutter pacing guide he called it a curriculum; I disagree, I wasn't covering what needed to be covered.”
“If a cookie-cutter effect ever develops, it will come from people keeping to the manuals and how-to books.”
“I know an assumption exists in certain quarters that writing programs do damage, mostly by causing a so-called cookie-cutter effect, everyone sounding the same.”
“Not saying it's right -- although I'm of the mind that stereotypes exist for a reason; not everyone in a particular group will live up to a cookie-cutter image but apparently enough people have to create that stereotype in the first place -- but once again, it's her view and hers alone.”
“It's as soulless as the corporate farms that churn out cookie-cutter, rubber-tasting filler posing as food.”
“We don't do the cookie-cutter approach," said the CEO of ASPIRA which operates Stetson.”
“I call myself a liberal rather than a progressive, but I spotted Obama as a cookie-cutter, polished, PHONY politician the first time I saw him in a televised interview.”
“And I was being pretty catty, because the bottom line here in Nashville sometimes where we fall under the cookie-cutter method, we call it, where you have success with a song and you try to - it'd be like trying to do, you know, "Grandma.”
“INSKEEP: Bill Adair of PolitiFact. org has been checking what he calls cookie-cutter ads.”
“They were a bright spot in what can be seen as yet another cookie-cutter sf blog.”
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