from/out of central casting

Definition of from/out of central casting


  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. :  containing or constituting a center

    :  of primary importance :  essential, principal

    :  situated at, in, or near the center

  1. :  a telephone exchange or operator

    :  a central office or bureau usually controlling others

    :  a center or hub for a specified activity or group

  1. :  something (such as the excrement of an earthworm) that is cast out or off

    :  the act of one that casts: such as

    :  the throwing of a fishing line by means of a rod and reel

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a trip made at another's expense

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