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[awf-thuh-rak, of-]
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  1. (of clothing) not made to specific or individual requirements; ready-made: off-the-rack men's suits.
  2. Slang. off-the-wall.
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Origin of off-the-rack

First recorded in 1965–70
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Related Words

built, instant, off-the-rack, prefabricated

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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