cookie cutter

noun
a device, usually of metal, for cutting shaped forms, as circles or stars, for cookies from dough that has been rolled flat.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism

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cookie-cutter

[kook-ee-kuht-er]
adjective
1.
having the same configuration or look as many others of a given kind; identical: rows of cookie-cutter houses.
2.
lacking individuality; stereotyped or formulaic: a novel filled with cookie-cutter characters.
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cookie-cutter
 
n
1.  a shape with a sharp edge for cutting individual biscuits from a sheet of dough
 
adj
2.  resembling many others of the same kind: a row of cookie-cutter houses

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Example sentences
About a tenth of the landscape was cut out in cookie-cutter shapes.
Straying away from cookie-cutter decorations, each room in the three buildings
  has its own arrangement.
Boutique hotels that defy the cookie-cutter formula expect another big year.
Two cookie-cutter basic room types, village room and village loft with kitchen
  facilities, come centrally located in the village.
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