[ 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.

Origin of off-the-rack

First recorded in 1965–70

Words Nearby off-the-rack Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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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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