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cookie cutter

1. noun A tool used to cut dough into shapes for cookies. I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter for these Valentine's cookies—aren't they adorable?
2. adjective Identical to other things. In this usage, the phrase is typically hyphenated. I want a unique house, not one of those cookie-cutter boxes that looks like every other one on the block.
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Widder's discussion of the cookie-cutter shark's dark patch is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of Environmental Biology of Fishes.
In addition, Danish sources say that many dancers resented Schaufuss's insistence on cookie-cutter interpretations of dramatic works, the lack of subtlety in his productions, and his frequent failure to watch performances and rehearsals.
While no major acquisitions are in the works right now, you can bet that the next time Ashland goes shopping, it won't come back with cookie-cutter art.
Award-winning, Brooklyn-based architect for Greenbelt, Gregory Merryweather, said, "Greenbelt is a departure from the dull brick facades and usually cookie-cutter interiors of 90% of the new development in Brooklyn.
Kennedy's a lesbian, but not the cookie-cutter hard-left lesbian typical of Sacramento and personified by bossy legislators Jackie Goldberg and Carol Migden.
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Stone Ridge at Fairfield is the first residential development in Connecticut to break away from the traditional, cookie-cutter condominium design and combine incredible craftsmanship with amenities, conveniences and comforts normally reserved for some of the finest residences around the world.
Stores are cookie-cutter in design and can be profitable in six to nine months.
In addition, charter schools are built to serve the particular needs of students and the communities, and aren't cookie-cutter institutions imposed upon a neighborhood by a monster bureaucracy.
They have shunned the typical cookie-cutter, boxy design you see everywhere for something that is dramatic and exciting, with surprising angles and efficient space.