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slang A businessperson. The phrase refers to the formal attire worn by many businesspeople and is typically used in a mildly derogatory way. Oh boy, what are the suits from the corporate office doing here today? I never thought I'd be a suit and work nine to five in an office, but I actually like my job.

Suit yourself.

Inf. You decide the way you want it.; Have it your way. Mary: I think I want the red one. Tom: Suit yourself. John (reading the menu): The steak sounds good, but it's hard to pass up the fried chicken. Sally: Suit yourself. I'll have the steak.
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suit oneself

Do as one pleases, as in We had expected you, but if you don't want to come, suit yourself. This idiom, which uses suit in the sense of "be agreeable or convenient," is often put as an imperative. [Late 1800s]
See also: suit

ˌsuit yourˈself

1 do exactly what you like: I choose my assignments to suit myself.
2 usually used in orders to tell somebody to do what they want, even though it might annoy you: ‘I don’t want anything to eat, I’m on a diet.’ ‘All right, suit yourself!’
See also: suit


n. a businessman or businesswoman; someone who is in charge. A couple of suits checked into a working-class hotel and caused some eyebrows to raise.
References in classic literature ?
It's a deal too good to be married in, master,' rejoined Peg, after a short inspection of the suit.
The suit destined to grace his approaching nuptials being now selected, he replaced the others with no less care than he had displayed in drawing them from the musty nooks where they had silently reposed for many years.
It was clear that the costs of the suit could be paid without his being obliged to turn out of his old place, and look like a ruined man.
The suit names as defendants the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University and the Director of Health Services for the university.
The (main) issue is that the analysis of potential loss of groundwater was not done,'' said Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long, who led the drive for the suit.
But the suit against gun manufacturers seeks to shift this responsibility to an inanimate object and to its manufacturer.
The suit today comes just two weeks after the ACLJ filed a civil suit against a security guard and Planned Parenthood in Superior Court for the District of Columbia charging that the student was tackled and injured by the security guard outside the clinic while police looked on.
The incident occurred, according to the suit, after Heenan approached the clinic and crossed a painted black line on a sidewalk outside the clinic - a marking that applied only to a group of defendants in a federal lawsuit - and not to Heenan.
In addition to conspiracy, negligence and breach of contract, the suit claims civil charges under the federal Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act.
Total damages are not known, the suit alleges, but may include at least $50 million that family trusts could have netted if Richard Jacobs had called a $200 million loan used to finance properties in downtown Cleveland.
so we changed the mechanics of the suit and the color,'' she said.
The suit seeks damages for infringement of seven Toshiba patents, three related to DRAM and four to NAND, and an injunction against infringing products.
Ventura resident and businessman Lance Smith filed the suit Friday against Norris and his son, Eric Norris, claiming they reneged on plans to form a NASCAR truck-racing team.
The Plaintiffs claim damages of over $15,000 in the suit however damages are estimated at over $7 million.
The suit said there were ``shocking similarities'' between the ``Amistad'' script and the film.