Definition of central casting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

central casting

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌsentrəl ˈkɑːstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentrəl ˈkæstɪŋ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a company or a department that supplies actors, usually for small, stereotypical film roles (figurative) He looked like an absent-minded professor straight out of central casting.