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scissors and paste

mainly disapproving If something such as a ​piece of writing is a scissors and ​pastejob, it is not ​original, but is made up from ​parts of other people's ​work.
(Definition of scissors and paste from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scissors and paste”
in Chinese (Simplified) (作品等)东拼西凑的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (作品等)東拼西湊的…
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