off-the-rack

[ awf-thuh-rak, of- ]
/ ˈɔf ðəˈræk, ˈɒf- /

adjective

(of clothing) not made to specific or individual requirements; ready-made: off-the-rack men's suits.
Slang. off-the-wall.

Nearby words

  1. off-the-books,
  2. off-the-cuff,
  3. off-the-face,
  4. off-the-job,
  5. off-the-peg,
  6. off-the-record,
  7. off-the-shelf,
  8. off-the-wall,
  9. off-topic,
  10. off-trail

Origin of off-the-rack

First recorded in 1965–70

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Idioms and Phrases with off the rack

off the rack

Ready-made, as in She has all her clothes made; she never buys a dress off the rack. The rack here is a frame from which clothes are hung. [Mid-1900s] A British synonym is off the peg, similarly alluding to a knob from which clothes are hung and dating from the late 1800s. Also see off the shelf.

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