an agency, studio department, etc., responsible for hiring actors, especially bit players or extras.
The putative office whence ideal and stereotypical persons, products, recipes, etc, come: He is a white, male, married Protestant, middle to upper class, with children and dogs. He comes straight out of Central Casting/ This is salsa from Central Casting
straight from central casting
[1980s+; fr the Hollywood office that provides actors for film producers]
- Central committee
noun (in Communist parties) the body responsible for party policy between meetings of the party congress: in practice, it is in charge of day-to-day operations of the party bureaucracy Historical Examples
a city at the center of a metropolitan area. Contemporary Examples
- Central cord syndrome
central cord syndrome n. A syndrome characterized by paraplegia most severely involving the upper extremities, which may be accompanied by sensory loss and bladder dysfunction and is caused by injury to the central part of the cervical spinal cord.
stele (def 4).