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scissors and paste

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