fit (someone) like a glove

fit like a glove

1. To be perfectly sized for someone, as of an article of clothing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "like." The alterations turned out great—that gown really fits you like a glove now. These shoes are too big—I need to find ones that fit like a glove so that I don't trip.
2. To be very suited for someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "like." She's very shy, so working in a research lab really fits her like a glove.
See also: fit, glove, like

fit (someone) like a glove

1. If a piece of clothing fits like a glove or fits someone like a glove, it is exactly the right shape or size for them. I've tried on her dress and do you know what, it fits me like a glove?
2. If something fits like a glove or fits someone like a glove, it is exactly right or appropriate for them. The role of Leonora fits this young actress like a glove.
See also: fit, glove, like