de rigeur

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de rigeur

  (formal)
if something is de rigeur, it is necessary if you want to be thought fashionable or if you want to follow a custom Leather jackets and jeans are still de rigeur for hard rock fans.
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As is de rigeur, there are two versions - a 40-minute one and an hour-long deluxe edition.
Stevens Point is launching a new spring seasonal in the heart of winter, which seems to be de rigeur these days.
Even at 73, Diamond's ability to command a song in the way that seemed de rigeur in the 1970s has not deserted him, and although Melody Road may not contain another Sweet Caroline or Cracklin' Rosie, there's enough here to keep his legion of fans happy.
Communicator will definitely stay and is very consistent while De Rigeur never seems to run a bad race for Marco Botti.
Jokers are having a field day, with the Twitter account of the Atlanta International Fashion Week speculating that it may be an elaborate plot against hipsters for whom facial hair has become de rigeur.
Dresses like this one from Kate Moss's Topshop collection are de rigeur in Ibiza.
PALLASATOR (Sir Mark Prescott) THE five-year-old was only just beaten a neck by De Rigeur in last week's Old Newton Cup at Haydock.
Though smoking is prohibited inside the bar, a pipe is de rigeur, but only in appropriate attire.
WE KNOW it is New York Fashion Week and it is not only de rigeur for celebrities in attendance to take some fashion risks but to also look grateful when a designer offers you one of their outfits to wear to their runway show.
Yes small, ladylike bags are about to be de rigeur so ditch all that unnecessary clutter and carry something pretty.
In the course of this work he is informed by the mother of a girl who disappeared many years before that her daughter may have been the first in a series of disappearances (and presumably murders) along a northern highway (serial murders apparently are becoming de rigeur among retired detectives as well).
He traded records and sex with his peers at Bennington (a wealthy college so class-ridden that LSD was de rigeur for freshmen and vieux jeu for seniors) for heroin and bar fights at underground music hangouts in Manhattan.
Jamie Spencer is reunited with David Simcock's improver whose previous form when runner-up to De Rigeur has been well advertised.
Checking into hot places or tweeting pictures of gourmet meals and holidays while everyone is stuck in the office has become de rigeur for busy twenty and thirty somethings and matching your smartphone case to your clothes is just the next step on the one-upmanship that social media inspires.
The de rigeur lead questions to fresh inductees arriving in jail are "What didja get popped for?