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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

break the mould

to do something differently, after it has been done in the same way for a long time She broke the mould by insisting on becoming a doctor instead of a nurse. (often + of ) A new TV show is about to be launched which aims to break the mold of the usual daytime programs.
See also: break, mould

They broke the mould when they made somebody/something.

something that you say which means someone or something is very special and that there is not another person or thing like them They broke the mold when they made Elvis. There's never been a star to match him.
See also: broke, made, mould

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
References in classic literature ?
Some had lain so long that they were quite gone, though their faint outlines, level with the mould, could still be seen.
When one's body is young, it is very pliable, and hard work will mould it like putty according to the nature of the work.
I trust, Alleyne, that thou didst very carefully note and mark the bearing and carriage of this knight of France; for it is time, now when you are young, that you should see all that is best, and mould your own actions in accordance.
To this earth succeeded two feet of fine sand, which was carefully laid aside as being valuable for serving the casting of the inner mould.
In the general confusion, the boudoir had not been swept that morning, and near the desk were several traces of brown mould and earth.
The mould in the beds was exactly similar to that on the floor of the boudoir, and also I learnt from you that they had been planted yesterday afternoon.
Much of the prison and the mould still remaineth in him: pure hath his eye still to become.
They drove into a courtyard strewn with gravel and bright with flowers, in which two laborers were at work putting an edging of stones round the light mould of a flower bed, and drew up in a covered entry.
But Caroline Beaufort possessed a mind of an uncommon mould, and her courage rose to support her in her adversity.