cut-and-dried cut-and-dried

Definition(s):

  • (adj) according to ordinary expectations

Usage(s):

  1. Villains like Blair and their cut-and-dried crimes lies bad, truth good! are easier to deal with than the systemic problems with journalism that people really care about.
  2. How a floor reporter works a cut-and-dried conventionNBC's Chris Wallace was getting edgy.
  3. In the murky terrain of Afghan politics, however, nothing is ever that cut-and-dried.

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  • "It's not cut-and-dried, because certainly there have been players hit in the head with elbows, and we haven't suspended those players because it was inadvertent or part of a basketball play that in some cases was unavoidable," Jackson said.
    on May 7, 2009 By: Stu Jackson Source: ESPN

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