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in the same mold

Of or in the same or similar style, fashion, or manner. Primarily heard in US. The author's newest novel is very much in the same mold as his previous work.
See also: mold, same

the glass of fashion and the mold of form

A much-admired person. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia refers to Hamlet as such. Look at that socialite—she is just the glass of fashion and the mold of form.
See also: and, fashion, form, glass, mold, of

be cast in the same mould

To share similar characteristics or behaviors. Primarily heard in UK. I hate the snow, but my kids just love it—they are definitely cast in the same mould. Julia and her mother are cast in the same mould, as they are both so kind and sweet.
See also: cast, mould, same

cut from the same cloth

Very similar in characteristics or behaviors. I hate the snow, but my kids just love it—they are definitely cut from the same cloth. Julia and her mother are cut from the same cloth, as they are both so kind and sweet.
See also: cloth, cut, same

cast in the same mold

Fig. [of two or more people or things] very similar. The two sisters are cast in the same mold—equally mean. All the members of the family are cast in the same mold and they all had success as entertainers.
See also: cast, mold, same

cut from the same cloth

 and made from the same mold
Fig. sharing a lot of similarities; seeming to have been created, reared, or fashioned in the same way. She and her brother are cut from the same cloth. They both tell lies all the time. Father and son are made from the same mold and even sound alike on the telephone.
See also: cloth, cut, same

mold something out of something

 and mold something from something
to form something, using a pliable substance, such as clay, plastic, wet concrete, etc. She molded a small turtle out of the moist clay. Elaine molded a turtle from the clay.
See also: mold, of, out

cut from the same cloth

to be very similar These new songs are clearly cut from the same cloth as the band's earlier tunes.
See also: cloth, cut, same

break the mold

to do something differently, after it has been done in the same way for a long time She was the woman who broke the mold and brought new energy to the role of First Lady.
See also: break, mold

be cast in the same mould

if two people are cast in the same mould, they have the same type of character Jack is cast in the same mould as his father - intelligent, kind, but stubborn.
See also: cast, mould, same

cast in the same mold

Bearing a close resemblance, as in All his detective stories are cast in the same mold. This term uses the verb to cast in the sense of forming an object by running molten metal into a mold. [Late 1500s]
See also: cast, mold, same

cut from the same cloth

Similar or the same.
See also: cloth, cut, same
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For the optimal application of the boron nitride mold coating with magnesium (9 degrees Baume density, mold at 400F), the wear rate is about 1 micrometer/pour.
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Lees-Haley, who was an expert witness for the defense in the Ballard case, focuses on claims of brain injury from mold exposure.
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Dearborn says smoke appears to trigger the hemorrhages, but the molds cause the underlying damage.
Toxic mold has spawned a niche of litigation that affects insurance companies, developers, landlords and homeowners associations.
The Department of Health Services has taken the stance that moldy buildings pose a public health threat, whether the culprit is mold allergens or toxins.
Mold Control 500 is available at Home Depot, Walmart, Ace Hardware, True Value, Menard's and select Walgreen's locations.
Also product development, mold design, repair and tryout.
Mold tryout prior to shipping (40- to 400-ton capacity).