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reach-me-down

[ reech-mee-doun ]
/ ˈritʃ miˌdaʊn /
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noun, adjective British.
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Origin of reach-me-down

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for reach-me-down

reach-me-down

noun informal
  1. (often plural) a garment that is cheaply ready-made or second-hand
  2. (as modifier)reach-me-down finery
(plural) trousers
(modifier) not original; derivative; stalea stock of reach-me-down ideas
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