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off the rack

1. from among the goods available in stores We are requiring contestants to buy their outfits off the rack and banning custom-made costumes.
2. at the usual price Members can get discounts of up to 50 percent on the hotels' off-the-rack rates.
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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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off the rack

Ready-made. Used of clothing.
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We provide a collection of quality and great looking clothing that doesn't look like it came off the rack at a large department store," beams Hunter.
A combination of off the rack and customized systems will ensure the finest possible viewing experience for our subscribers.
Elektra,'' the spinoff of ``Daredevil,'' a film in which her character was killed (don't ask), puts Garner back in a tight blood-red suit that may have come off the rack at Frederick's of Hollywood.
Right off the rack from your local neighborhood hardware store, these aluminum or steel grain-scoop shovels are carefully waxed and then placed on the snow at the top of the hill with the handle pointing skyward between the rider's legs.
With its own editorial staff, Off the Rack will feature original columns like "mediAnatomy", which will track the evolutionary spin of a news story, and "Gush", a shameless plug for the columnist du jour's favorite reads and secret vices.
95) translates into delectable baby lamb chops off the rack that obviously have been soaking in a garlic marinade before being cooked.
HRN services all of the World Cup cities with hundreds of rooms available for as much as 65% off the rack rate and 40% off the corporate rate.
Rates range from $99 to $189; discounts up to $85 in savings off the rack rate.
On a square platter, at the top, juicy lamb chops off the rack lean against a tasty tomato tart, while at the bottom left, sliced roast leg of lamb, pink and tender, perches atop a small heap of crunchy asparagus tips.
Jackie Chan models his latest threads - definitely not off the rack - in ``The Tuxedo.
These specialty stores will sell items right off the rack but usually ask people to bid on their Web sites.
Another, the luau lamb brings forth meaty, tasty, Kona coffee-glazed chops off the rack along with zingy, juicy, peppered lamb sirloin.
I don't know,'' says Bryant, as he plucks a ball off the rack to go back to work.