[ miks-uhn-mach ]

  1. made up of complementary elements taken from different sets or sources: a mix-and-match approach to interior decoration.

verb (used with or without object)
  1. to combine in a harmonious or interesting way, as articles of clothing in an ensemble.

Origin of mix-and-match

First recorded in 1940–45

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Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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