cut-and-dried

adjective
\ ˌkət-ᵊn-ˈdrīd How to pronounce cut-and-dried (audio) \
variants: or less commonly cut-and-dry \ ˌkət-​ᵊn-​ˈdrī How to pronounce cut-and-dried (audio) \

Definition of cut-and-dried

: being or done according to a plan, set procedure, or formula : routine a cut-and-dried presentation

First Known Use of cut-and-dried

1710, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cut-and-dried was in 1710

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“Cut-and-dried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut-and-dried. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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cut-and-dried

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English Language Learners Definition of cut-and-dried

: having a clear and definite quality that does not allow doubt or that cannot be changed

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