- made in accordance with an individual's specifications or requirements: a made-to-order suit.Compare ready-to-wear.
- perfectly suited.
Origin of made-to-order
First recorded in 1905–10
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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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