English version

cardboard cut-out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
cardboard cut-outˌcardboard ˈcut-out noun [countable]  1 Da picture drawn on cardboard so that it can stand up on a surface2 REAL/NOT IMAGINARYa 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
Examples from the Corpus
cardboard cut-outA further trick of the light throws their roller-coaster ridge into sharp relief, like a cardboard cut-out.I also have a life-size cardboard cut-out of our former no.4.
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