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Dec 8, 2006
This week's theme
Desserts used metaphorically

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flummery
cakewalk
chocolate-box
ambrosia
cookie-cutter

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Words for body parts used figuratively
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with Anu Garg

cookie-cutter

(KOOK-ee kuht-uhr) Pronunciation Sound Clip

adjective: Mass-produced; identical; unimaginative; lacking individuality.

[After a tool used to cut out cookie dough in various shapes.]

"On the other side of the tracks is a long line of cookie-cutter bungalows stretching as far as the eye can see."
Marie Wadden; Where Tragedy Falls Off Canada's Map; Toronto Star (Canada); Nov. 18, 2006.

See more usage examples of cookie-cutter in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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