(of clothing) not made to specific or individual requirements; ready-made: off-the-rack men's suits.
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How to use off-the-rack in a sentence
Kate speaks rarely, smiles, and wears pretty clothes which—if they are off-the-rack—then sell out.
We settled in, three armed strangers, in our off-the-rack suits and bullet-resistant vests.
Clarkson wears four-inch Gucci sandals, a chic, black, off-the-rack Italian dress and red Hanky Panky underwear (so she says).
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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