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central casting

noun
     
central casting [uncountable]
1 an organization that supplies actors for small roles in films, plays etc
2 if you say that someone has come from central casting, you mean that they look like the perfect example of a particular type of person, as if an actor is playing the part :
Wearing black shoes and a pinstripe suit, he looked like central casting's idea of the perfect civil servant.

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