make to order
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make (something) to order
To build, construct, or assemble something to meet one's custom measurements or needs; very well suited to someone's personal needs or desires. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. They make these cars to order, so they are very expensive. The dimensions of your kitchen are very irregular, so we'll have to make the countertop to order.
make something to order
to custom-make an item; to make an item to fit someone's specifications. (See also made to order.) The tailor made the jacket to order for me. The carpenter made the built-in bookcase to order for us.