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View synonyms for made-to-measure

made-to-measure

[ meyd-tuh-mezh-er ]

adjective

  1. (of a garment, shoes, etc.) made in accordance with a specific individual's measurements.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of made-to-measure1

First recorded in 1925–30

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Idioms and Phrases

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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