off the peg

off the peg

  (British) also off the hook (American & Australian)
if you buy clothes off the peg, you buy them in a standard size from a shop rather than having them made specially for you If I buy trousers off the peg, they're always too short.
See have down to a fine art, off hands, be out of head
See also: off, peg
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Put your hook through the last peg on the left-hand side, and slide the bands off the peg and on to the wide part of your hook.
For a long time we have mainly been doing made to measure and have needed a main outlet for off the peg selling.
Joan's colleagues at Off The Peg wanted to do something in her memory, so they began doing the calendar.
Ms Jones said: "I would probably have been looking to buy a special dress for the occasion, but working with the students of the fashion and design department at Coleg Gwent is so much more satisfying and meaningful than just choosing something off the peg.
Without saying a word, he took it off the peg and gave it to me for nothing.
If the devices suggested were off the peg that was OK too.
It is better practice to have a policy that incorporates items that are readily available off the peg from a number of retail outlets.
With 50,000 characters ready off the peg, and millions more in the imaginations of the staff, the choice is almost endless.
When you made the purchase, especially of the outsize specially-made bridesmaid dress - which you have still not picked up, and which they could never sell off the peg - you entered into a contract and so did they.
When I joined Wheel of Fortune the producer tried to buy me suits off the peg.
The recession also throws up some strange anomalies such as the claim recently by a clothing brand that their bespoke tailoring had increased to such an extent that it had compensated for the drop off in sales of one of its off the peg lines.
Off the peg brides MONSOON offers brides-to-be the chance to buy dresses off-the-peg - for a fraction of designer prices.
She didn't buy the dress off the peg, she pulled strings to get her hands on one after it had sold out.
A website is being set up offering a full ordering service, or fans can call at the shop in the Antich plant off Leeds Road to either get a suit off the peg or be measured up (details to be announced later).
Since then she has moved three times into larger premises and always has more than 300 different gowns in stock, which clients can buy off the peg or have a gown specially ordered in their size.