cast in the same mold

Bearing a close resemblance, as in All his detective stories are cast in the same mold. This term uses the verb to cast in the sense of forming an object by running molten metal into a mold. [Late 1500s]


Nearby words

  1. cast brace,
  2. cast doubt on,
  3. cast down,
  4. cast in one's lot,
  5. cast in stone,
  6. cast iron,
  7. cast loose,
  8. cast off,
  9. cast on,
  10. cast one's lot with

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