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[meyd-tuh-mezh-er] /ˈmeɪd təˈmɛʒ ər/
(of a garment, shoes, etc.) made in accordance with a specific individual's measurements.
Compare ready-to-wear.
Origin of made-to-measure
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Idioms and Phrases with made to measure

made to measure

Also, tailor-made . Fashioned to fit a particular need or purpose, very suitable. For example, Jane finds her new position is made to measure for her , or This bridge club is tailor-made for Max . Originally referring to clothes made to fit a particular person very precisely, these terms have been used figuratively since the mid-1900s. Also see made to order
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