off-the-peg


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off the peg

Of clothes, mass-produced and ready to wear. (Hyphenated if used as an adjective before a noun.) Primarily heard in UK. You can find really stylish clothes off the peg, if you look hard enough. Don't show up to the interview in some off-the-peg suit; you need to spend a bit more money if you want to impress them.
See also: off, peg

off-the-peg

BRITISH
Off-the-peg clothes are made in large numbers and sent to shops, not made specially for a particular person. He was wearing an off-the-peg suit. Note: You can say that people buy clothes off the peg. Instead of dining in top restaurants and wearing expensive suits, he likes to eat hamburgers and buys clothes off the peg. Note: The usual American expression is off-the-rack
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Admittedly it''s a more expensive option than off-the-peg or hiring, but you will want to look gorgeous and more importantly you can make sure it''s something you will both want to wear again.
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They are off-the-peg insertions into the local street.
However Mr Ahmed's company uses the Emanuel name on a range of off-the-peg clothing, and has the right to use it on perfume and luggage as well as cosmetics, jewellery and clothing.
Although specialising in BESPOKE tailoring, he also sells off-the-peg suits and JACKETs, and caters for all budgets.