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English definition of “by numbers”

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by numbers

UK ( US by the numbers)
done according to a plan that has been decided previously, without using your own imagination and ideas: This is painting by numbers - there's nothing original here.
Translations of “by numbers”
in Chinese (Traditional) 機械地,死板地,按部就班地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机械地,死板地,按部就班地…
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