Origin of cut-and-dried
How to use cut-and-dried in a sentence
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If the "Y" Beach lot press their advantage they may cut off the enemy troops on the toe of the Peninsula.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The riches of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall pass away with a noise like a great thunder in rain.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
It occurred to him then, for the first time, that a third resource was open—he might cut the rope, and let the kite go free!The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Other Idioms and Phrases with cut-and-dried
Ready-made, predetermined and not changeable. For example, The procedure is not quite cut and dried—there's definitely room for improvisation. This expression originally alluded to herbs for sale in a shop, as opposed to fresh, growing herbs. [c. 1900]