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central casting

noun, Movies.
an agency, studio department, etc., responsible for hiring actors, especially bit players or extras.
Origin of central casting
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The man behind the U-shaped desk couldn't have been better suited to the surroundings by central casting.

    Get Out of Our Skies! E. K. Jarvis
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Central Casting

noun phrase

The putative office whence ideal and stereotypical persons, products, recipes, etc, come: He is a white, male, married Protestant, middle to upper class, with children and dogs. He comes straight out of Central Casting/ This is salsa from Central Casting

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straight from central casting

[1980s+; fr the Hollywood office that provides actors for film producers]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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