- made up of complementary elements taken from different sets or sources: a mix-and-match approach to interior decoration.
- to combine in a harmonious or interesting way, as articles of clothing in an ensemble.
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mix and match
Combine different items in a number of ways. For example, The store displayed skirts, blouses, and slacks in colors that one could mix and match. [Mid-1900s]
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