Cardboard cut-out

dull, boring, lifeless, one-dimensional person

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • cardboard cut-out — n 1.) a picture drawn on cardboard so that it can stand up on a surface 2.) a person or character in a book, film etc who does not seem natural or real ▪ the sort of movie in which the characters are just cardboard cut outs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cardboard cut-out — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cardboard cut out : singular cardboard cut out plural cardboard cut outs 1) a picture of a person or object stuck on a piece of card that has been cut so as to fit it exactly a life sized cardboard cut out of a …   English dictionary

  • cardboard cut-out — /kadbɔd ˈkʌt aʊt/ (say kahdbawd kut owt) noun 1. a figure cut out from a piece of cardboard on which it has been printed. 2. a lifeless replica or imitation …   Australian English dictionary

  • cardboard cut-out — noun (C) 1 a picture drawn on cardboard so that it can stand up on a surface 2 a person or character in a book, film etc who seems silly or unreal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cardboard cut-out — Australian Slang dull, boring, lifeless, one dimensional person …   English dialects glossary

  • cut-out — cut outs 1) N COUNT A cardboard cut out is a shape that has been cut from thick card. You d swear he was a cardboard cut out except that he d moved his rifle... You can have your picture taken with a cutout of David Beckham. 2) N COUNT: oft N n A …   English dictionary

  • Cut-out — (k[u^]t out ), n. (a) 1. (Telegraphy) A species of switch for changing the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit. (b) (Elec.) A device for breaking or separating a portion of circuit. [1913 Webster] 2. Something cut out …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cut|out — «KUHT OWT», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a shape or design to be cut out of paper, cloth, cardboard, wood, or plastic: »Some books for children have cutouts to be removed and pasted together. The shoes had cutouts and little heels (New York Times). 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut·out — /ˈkʌtˌaʊt/ noun, pl outs [count] : a shape or picture that is cut from a piece of paper, cardboard, etc. a cardboard cutout of a famous actor see also cut out at ↑cut, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut-out — noun Cut out is used after these nouns: ↑cardboard, ↑paper …   Collocations dictionary


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