or cut-and-dry



prepared or settled in advance; not needing much thought or discussion: a cut-and-dried decision.
lacking in originality or spontaneity; routine; boring: a lecture that was cut-and-dried.

Nearby words

  1. cut to the chase,
  2. cut to the quick,
  3. cut up,
  4. cut velvet,
  5. cut-and-cover,
  6. cut-and-paste,
  7. cut-and-try,
  8. cut-card work,
  9. cut-grass,
  10. cut-in

Origin of cut-and-dried

First recorded in 1700–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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