from/out of central casting

idiom

informal
: having appearance, behavior, or nature that seems to be typical for one's job or position
The physics professor looks like he's right out of central casting: his white hair is disheveled, his suit rumpled, and he looks a little lost.

Examples of from/out of central casting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Analysts of the Gulf have already tagged bin Salman as straight out of central casting for the role, but their judgment is premature, particularly given his few public appearances. Becca Wasser, Foreign Affairs, 14 Feb. 2016 There’s a dog-friendly patio with stunning views of the Bay — including a shipwreck straight out of central casting. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 4 Mar. 2024 These are available in gloss white or black, or matte black, complementing the available graphics packages that are straight out of central casting for the IMSA Audi 90 GTO. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2024 Olmos said a few weeks ago over lunch at the Smoke House Restaurant in Burbank, a classic old-school joint popular with Industry folk where even the waiters seem straight out of central casting. Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2023 Hurd is, as Republican rival Trump might say, straight out of central casting for a Republican general election candidate. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 11 Aug. 2023 The search produced Jeff Banister, straight out of central casting, talking with Texas grit and offering up blood-and-guts analogies. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 23 Mar. 2023 The senior staff appear to be straight out of central casting, Gallic division. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2023 At the start of his career, Mr. Smith was a Justice Department lawyer out of central casting, a clean-cut prosecutor from upstate New York who played well in front of juries. Alan Feuer, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'from/out of central casting.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near from/out of central casting

Cite this Entry

“From/out of central casting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/from%2Fout%20of%20central%20casting. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!