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[awf-th uh-rak, of-] /ˈɔf ðəˈræk, ˈɒf-/
(of clothing) not made to specific or individual requirements; ready-made:
off-the-rack men's suits.
Slang. off-the-wall.
Origin of off-the-rack
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Mass-produced or ready-made; not tailored or specially designed: Buying an off-the-rack reno is expensive and not very adventurous (1963+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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off the rack

Ready-made, as in She has all her clothes made; she never buys a dress off the rack. The rack here is a frame from which clothes are hung. [ Mid-1900s ]
A British synonym is off the peg, similarly alluding to a knob from which clothes are hung and dating from the late 1800s. Also see: off the shelf
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