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(straight) from central casting

(sometimes capitalized as Central Casting) Having, fitting, or conforming to well-established stereotypical traits or characteristics of a given type of person, character, group, situation, or style. The phrase is a reference to Central Casting, a California-based casting company that specializes in hiring for roles as extras, body doubles, and for bit parts. My grandfather looks like a cowboy from central casting, with his boots, Stetson hat, and mouth full of chewing tobacco. It was a campy, schlocky B-movie, complete with pointless romance, cheesy special effects, and an alien monster straight from Central Casting.
See also: casting, central

(straight) out of central casting

(sometimes capitalized as Central Casting) Having, fitting, or conforming to well-established stereotypical traits or characteristics of a given type of person, character, group, situation, or style. The phrase is a reference to Central Casting, a California-based casting company that specializes in hiring for roles as extras, body doubles, and for bit parts. My grandfather looks like a cowboy out of central casting, with his boots, Stetson hat, and mouth full of chewing tobacco. It was a campy, schlocky B-movie, complete with pointless romance, cheesy special effects, and an alien monster straight out of Central Casting.
See also: casting, central, of, out

cast (some) light on (something)

To reveal information or details about something; to clarify or help people understand something. We've hired a private investigator to help cast light on the clandestine dealings of the baron. These documents we've uncovered cast some light on how the late author's final book was meant to end.
See also: cast, light, on

cast (some) light upon (something)

To reveal information or details about something; to clarify or help people understand something. (A more formal version of "cast (some) light on something.") We've hired a private investigator to help cast light upon the clandestine dealings of the baron. These documents we've uncovered cast some light upon how the late author's final book was meant to end.
See also: cast, light, upon

cast lots

To decide something by picking an item, often a slip of paper, at random. Let's cast lots to decide who will go first—it's the only fair way to do it.
See also: cast, lot

the casting couch

  (humorous)
a situation in which an actor, usually a woman actor, agrees to have sex with someone in order to get a part in a film or play Thankfully, the casting couch is no longer the only route to success for aspiring young actresses.
See also: casting, couch

casting couch

n. a legendary couch found in the offices of casting directors for use in seducing young people by offering them roles. They say the director got his job on the casting couch, too.
See also: casting, couch

street-casting

n. selecting amateurs to be performers or models. I do a lot of street-casting. Almost everybody can act a little.
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Until recent years, two primary technical issues limited the development of magnesium lost foam casting.
Initial testing of magnesium lost foam casting has been successful.
The casting method produces the outer surface of the molded part while precision CNC-milling creates the inner contours of the part," explains Himmer.
The other benefits of selective casting and machining is that the casting process saves the time for machining the outer surface of each part, while machining the inner dimensions can attain tighter tolerances than prototypes made with conventional vacuum casting.
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I got to the point where I was casting at a certain level, but I was not going anywhere,'' he said.
In an industry comprised of some 400 television, film, commercial and/or music video casting directors, only 12 to 15 are African American women and even fewer are black men, says the Chicago native.
Because the metalcasting side might be running several different jobs in one day, the finishing room waits until a significant amount of one type of casting has solidified and then performs one cleaning operation over and over again (such as gate removal) before passing the batch on to the next operation (such as grinding).
The 53-year-old Woodland Hills angler teaches tyros roll casting then a four-step fly-casting method.
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Knowing the answers to these questions early in the manufacturing process affords significant time and cost savings to the casting purchasers and the casting facility.
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