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Idioms for suit

    follow suit,
    1. Cards. to play a card of the same suit as that led.
    2. to follow the example of another: The girl jumped over the fence, and her playmates followed suit.
    suit oneself, to do what one wants to do or what is best for oneself, without regard for others (often used imperatively): I don’t agree with you, but okay, suit yourself.

Origin of suit

1250–1300; Middle English siute, sute, suite (noun) < Anglo-French, Old French, akin to sivre to follow. See sue, suite

OTHER WORDS FROM suit

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH suit

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British Dictionary definitions for follow suit

suit
/ (suːt, sjuːt) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of suit

suitlike, adjective

Word Origin for suit

C13: from Old French sieute set of things, from sivre to follow; compare sue
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Idioms and Phrases with follow suit (1 of 2)

follow suit

Imitate or do as someone else has done, as in Bill decided to leave for the rest of the day, and Mary followed suit. This term comes from card games in which one must play a card from the same suit as the one led. [Mid-1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with follow suit (2 of 2)

suit

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