cut and paste

cut-and-paste

[kuht-n-peyst]
adjective
assembled or produced from various existing bits and pieces: The book purports to be a history but is just a cut-and-paste job of old essays and newspaper clippings.
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cut and paste
 
n
a technique used in word processing by which a section of text can be moved within a document

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cut and paste definition


copy and paste

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Idioms & Phrases

cut and paste

Describing a patched-up job or trivial work. For example, The revision was easy, just cut and paste, or The new assistant had expected some training, but all she got was cut and paste. This term alludes to simple artwork done by small childrencutting out pictures and gluing them to paper. [Mid-1900s]

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