Cut and dry

cut-and-dried

[kuht-n-drahyd]
adjective
1.
prepared or settled in advance; not needing much thought or discussion: a cut-and-dried decision.
2.
lacking in originality or spontaneity; routine; boring: a lecture that was cut-and-dried.
Also, cut-and-dry.


Origin:
1700–10

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