American a cookie-cutter building or plan is exactly similar to many others of the same type.

The architects were determined that it wouldn't be just another cookie-cutter mall.

(always before noun)

Management too often uses a cookie-cutter approach to solving problems.

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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