made-to-measure

[meyd-tuh-mezh-er]
Compare ready-to-wear.

Origin of made-to-measure

First recorded in 1925–30
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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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