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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.
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(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

central dogma

The core belief of a particular area of study. It is often used in molecular biology to describe the relationship between DNA, RNA, and proteins. The central dogma of molecular biology is that DNA makes RNA, which makes protein.
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Grand Central Station

A place that is very busy or chaotic, like New York City's Grand Central Terminal train station. The benefits area of our HR department becomes like Grand Central Station once open enrollment starts. So many people coming and going—geez, it's like Grand Central Station in here.
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*busy as a beaver (building a new dam)

 and *busy as a bee; *busy as a one-armed paperhanger; *busy as Grand Central Station; *busy as a cat on a hot tin roof; *busy as a fish peddler in Lent; *busy as a cranberry merchant (at Thanksgiving); *busy as popcorn on a skillet
very busy. (*Also: as ~.) My boss keeps me as busy as a one-armed paperhanger. I don't have time to talk to you. I'm as busy as a beaver. When the tourist season starts, this store is busy as Grand Central Station. Sorry I can't go to lunch with you. I'm as busy as a beaver building a new dam. Prying into other folks' business kept him busy as popcorn on a skillet.
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busy as a beaver

Also, busy as a bee. Hardworking, very industrious, as in With all her activities, Sue is always busy as a bee, or Bob's busy as a beaver trying to finish painting before it rains. The comparison to beavers dates from the late 1700s, the variant from the late 1300s. Also see eager beaver; work like a beaver.
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Grand Central Station

n. any busy and hectic place. (From Grand Central Station in New York City—a very busy place.) At just about closing time, this place becomes Grand Central Station.
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The five-star Royal Central Hotel The Palm features 207 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, and offers an array of recreational activities in Dubai's Palm Jumeirah.
Central Bancompany, based in Missouri, is a more than USD13bn bank holding company with 13 full-service community banks and more than 250 locations in several states.
The survey found that a "wide variety of motivations is driving an increasing number of central banks to conduct conceptual research on CBDCs.
Later,District Central Nadeem was declared man of the match.
The ROK and the five Central Asian countries took note that the Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum, launched in 2007, had elevated the ROK-Central Asia relations to a higher level, expanded and deepened cooperation between the two sides in various areas, and successfully developed into a regular multilateral forum for consultations.
A DNT spokesperson said the review will include finding the location of central, community and primary schools, number of students, the distance among others and draw a plan for sustained consolidation as opposed to the rush to close all schools at one go.
It's a similar story for a day return ticket from Swansea to Cardiff which costs PS8.90 but travelling adding the Birchgrove to Cardiff Central trip on top is a whopping PS16.10.
- Recommends that remaining Central shareholders accept the offer as soon as possible
Central Asia in World History might have several uses in the classroom.
Corporate Central "fell far short" of overcoming that presumption of rationality, she said.
Lebanon's Central Bank tied with the central banks of Malaysia, India, Columbia and Honduras, among others, with the next highest score after Cyprus, China and South Korea.
Following a dramatic burst in leasing velocity that led to more than 4.2 million square feet being absorbed during the first quarter of 2006, the Northern and Central New Jersey industrial market downshifted by mid year, as less than 73,000 s/f of positive net absorption was recorded in the wake of moderating demand.
Of the Central European countries--Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic all but the Czech Republic are seeing the rise of politicians who combine "right-wing" attitudes toward public and private morality with "left-wing" ideas about economics.
El Cuadro Demostrativo de 1878, en su primera seccion, examina de forma muy gruesa el numero de pies de cafes viejos y nuevos de los tres cantones cafetaleros de la provincia: Central, San Ramon y Grecia.
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