cut–and–dried

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adjective \ˌkət-ən-ˈdrīd\

Definition of cut–and–dried

  1. :  being or done according to a plan, set procedure, or formula :  routine <a cut–and–dried presentation>

1710

First Known Use of cut–and–dried

1710

Variants of cut–and–dried

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cut–and–dry

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CUT–AND–DRIED Defined for English Language Learners

cut–and–dried

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adjective \ˌkət-ən-ˈdrīd\

Definition of cut–and–dried for English Language Learners

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


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