American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Prepared and arranged in advance; settled.
- adj. Ordinary; routine: cut-and-dried dialogue.
- adj. according to ordinary expectations
“This is a hands down clear-cut, cut-and-dried, uncomplicated situation.”
“But the second complaint is pretty much a cut-and-dried case.”
“Of course, this sounds more cut-and-dried than it often is in comments threads.”
“It's not always so cut-and-dried, "he tells TVGuide. com" There are sometimes conditions that lend themselves to why these things happen.”
“Nobody had to wrest away exclusive CNN rights to, say, the Pentagon or Federal Reserve — but TV sports revolves around such cut-and-dried deals.”
“This seems, to adults who have reached the formal operational stage of cognitive development, to be a cut-and-dried case of an understanding that could have been very easily resolved if all were in their right minds.”
“Reality's rarely as cut-and-dried as we assume it to be.”
“The alcohol, shrewdly blended with water, is handed to me, and soon I am caught up in the revelry, with maggots crawling in my brain and John Barleycorn whispering to me that life is big, and that we are all brave and fine -- free spirits sprawling like careless gods upon the turf and telling the two-by - four, cut-and-dried, conventional world to go hang.”
““I have to agree with the critics the antiviral question is not cut-and-dried,” says Fauci.”
“She concedes, however, that this is not cut-and-dried:”
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