[ meyd-too-awr-der, -tuh- ]
/ ˈmeɪd tuˈɔr dər, -tə- /
made in accordance with an individual's specifications or requirements: a made-to-order suit.Compare ready-to-wear.
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suitable, suited, custom-made, customized, made-to-order, tailor-made, custom-built, conform, fit, modify, accommodate, adapt, alter, perfect, snug, designer, custom, tailored, convert, cut
- made of money,
- made to measure,
- made to order,
- made-down bed,
- madeira cake,
- madeira embroidery,
- madeira topaz
Origin of made-to-order
First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
made to order
Also, built to order. Very suitable, as in Her new assignment was built to order for her. In its literal use, this idiom refers to an item fashioned according to particular instructions. [Mid-1900s]
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