from/out of central casting

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Definition of from/out of central casting

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.

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from/out of central casting

from (point) A to (point) B

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“From/out of central casting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/from%2Fout%20of%20central%20casting. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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