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ain't fittin' to roll with a pig
1. Dirty or slovenly. After spending all day doing construction work, Jack ain't fittin' to roll with a pig. You can't leave without showering, you stink! You ain't fittin' to roll with a pig, let alone be out among people! The kids ain't fittin' to roll with a pig right now—they just got home from school, and they're all wet and muddy.
2. Ill-mannered, crude, and insensitive; boorish. You want to bring Tommy to some highfalutin awards ceremony? He ain't fittin' to roll with a pig, let alone rub elbows with such high-class people. Geez, Tom, you ain't fittin' to roll with a pig. Have a little class! Why on earth did you invite these fools to such a fancy event? They ain't fittin' to roll with a pig!
1. verb To identify, accuse, or convict (someone) as the perpetrator of a crime, especially falsely or fraudulently. Primarily heard in Australia. I'm telling you, I didn't take that money! Someone's fitting me! The gangster maintains that he had been fitted up by police, claiming that they had planted the evidence used against him in court.
2. adjective Appealing or attractive, often sexually. Primarily heard in UK. If you think she's fit, why don't you just ask her out? A: "That fit guy from the second floor talked to me today, and I was practically drooling over him the whole time." B: "Well, duh! He's gorgeous!"
3. noun An outfit. How's this fit for my first day of school? A: "What do you think?" B: "That's a fire fit. I don't even want to go out with you because no one will be looking at me!"
fit a quart into a pint pot
To cram too much into a small container or space. (A quart is a larger amount than a pint, so getting a quart into a pint pot is impossible.) Primarily heard in UK. A: "Just sit on my suitcase while I try zipping it again." B: "Oh, quit trying to fit a quart into a pint pot."
fit around (something)
To be the right size to envelope or surround something. Come on, that's not enough wrapping paper to fit around this box—look at how small that piece is!
1. To become assimilated into and accepted by a group. I just don't fit in with any of the kids at my new school.
2. To be suitable to or work harmoniously with something. Working in a research lab really fits in with my shy personality.
3. To be able to be placed within something because there is sufficient space. Do these papers fit into that file? I know it's practically bulging at the seams.
4. To be able to place something within something because there is sufficient space. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "fit" and "in(to)." Can you fit these papers into that file? I know it's practically bulging at the seams.
5. To make something function or exist suitably within something else, such as a text or film. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "in," while one is always used between "fit" and "into." You're trying to fit an awful lot of characters into this story, Mike. You should consider trimming them down a bit. The studio executives wanted us to fit in a love story, but I just don't know how that's going to work in a horror film like this.
6. To be able to accommodate or include someone or something, typically in one's schedule. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "in," while noun or pronoun is always used between "fit" and "into." I'd like to fit in a workout at the gym before dinner. The doctor said he can fit you into his schedule this afternoon.
See also: fit
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.
fit like the paper on the wall
dated To be the exact right shape and size for a person's body. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "like." A: "Boy, you sure do look swell in that suit. It fits you like the paper on the wall!" B: "Ah, you're just saying that." This shirt fit like the paper on the wall five years ago, but now I can barely close the buttons on it!
fit on (something)
To attach or place something onto something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "on." I can't fit on these gloves—are you sure they're mine? You know, you can adjust that wrench if you can't fit it on the nut.
fit on the back of a postage stamp
To occupy only a very small space when written down (because there is very little content). Said of information that is very small, finite, or limited in amount or scope, usually someone's knowledge about something. I am definitely going to fail this test—what I know about Victorian poetry could fit on the back of a postage stamp! How on earth can I get a job when all of my work experience fits on the back of a postage stamp?
fit the bill
To be helpful, useful, or what is needed in a certain situation. A: "I need another string of lights." B: "Will this one fit the bill?"
fit to drop
Completely exhausted, fatigued, or worn out. I was fit to drop after only the first mile of the race. I could barely even walk for the rest of it!
1. Of two or more things, to be shaped in a way that allows them to physically connect. No, these two puzzle pieces don't fit together—pass me that piece near your hand.
2. To cause two or more things to fit together. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "together." Nope, I had no luck fitting those two puzzle pieces together.
1. To provide someone or something with the items, equipment, furnishings, etc., necessary to do or serve as something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "up." The coach knew it was my first year playing hockey, so he fit me up with the other gear I needed. We'd like to fit up the extra room upstairs to make it into an office.
2. To falsely incriminate someone for some crime or wrongdoing; to frame or set up someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "up." He had always maintained that the police had fitted him up, but no one believed him. The gang is known to fit up innocent people to take the fall for their crimes.
it ain't fittin'
slang It is improper or unbecoming. It ain't fittin' for kids to be screaming like that in a public place.
suit (one) to a T
To be ideal or perfectly appropriate for one; to be completely in line with one's tastes, preferences, interests, style, etc. A: "Gosh, it's been sweltering lately!" B: "I'm cold all the time, so this hot weather suits me to a T." I was nervous when he said he was buying a purple tuxedo, but it somehow suits him to a T. That kind of work suited her to a T, but when the company closed she had to settle for something a bit more mundane.
suit (one) to a tee
To be ideal or perfectly appropriate for one; to be completely in line with one's tastes, preferences, interests, style, etc. A: "Gosh, it's been sweltering lately!" B: "I'm cold all the time, so this hot weather suits me to a tee." I was nervous when he said he was buying a purple tuxedo, but it somehow suits him to a tee. That kind of work suited her to a tee, but when the company closed she had to settle for something a bit more mundane.
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ain't fittin' to roll with a pig
Rur. is or are filthy or uncouth. After a day's work in the hot sun, Clyde ain't fittin' to roll with a pig.
fit like a glove
Fig. to fit very well; to fit snugly. My new shoes fit like a glove. My new coat is a little tight. It fits like a glove.
fit someone or something up (with something)and fit someone or something (up) with something
to provide someone or something with something for a particular purpose. We fit the couple up with fins, masks, and snorkels for skin diving. The clerk fitted up the couple with diving gear for their vacation. She fit them with tanks and weights.
fit something together
to put the parts of something together. First you have to fit the pieces together to see if they are all there. I think I can fit the parts of the model airplane together. Do you think you can fit together all the parts of the puzzle?
[for things] to conform in shape to one another. All the pieces of the puzzle fit together. They really do. This nut and bolt just don't fit together.
It ain't fittin'.
Rur. It is not right; It is inappropriate. It ain't fittin'for the bridegroom to see his bride before the ceremony. Young folks shouldn't talk back to their elders. It ain't f ittin'.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
fit like a glove
Be the right size and well suited; also, be in conformity with. For example, That position fits him like a glove. Tobias Smollett used this simile, rather incongruously, in Humphry Clinker (1771): "The boots ... fitted me like a glove." [Second half of 1700s] Also see to a T.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
fit the billor
fill the bill
COMMON If someone or something fits the bill, they are exactly the right person or thing for a particular situation. I wanted someone who really knew their way around film-making and I knew that Richard would fit the bill. Finding somewhere peaceful to paint was their main priority when it came to finding a home — and their 17th-century house on a remote hillside certainly fits the bill. `Tea? Coffee?' — `Coffee would just fill the bill.' Note: The `bill' in this expression is a public notice advertising something such as a show or a play.
fit a quart into a pint potor
squeeze a quart into a pint potBRITISH
If someone is trying to fit a quart into a pint pot or squeeze a quart into a pint pot, they are trying to put a large amount of something into a container or space that is too small. In putting together a `brief' article on the Tay Bridge Disaster, I was faced with the problem of fitting a quart into a pint pot, there being so much material available. We're trying to squeeze a quart into a pint pot in terms of the amount of time we have to cover everything. Note: Other verbs can be used instead of fit or squeeze. `The builders tried to put a quart into a pint pot,' he commented, pointing to the narrow space between the house and its neighbours either side. Note: A quart is a unit of measure for liquids. It is equal to two pints.
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fit (or fill) the billbe suitable for a particular purpose.
Bill in this context is a printed list of items on a theatrical programme or advertisement.
fit (or ready) to dropworn out; exhausted.
fit like a glove(of clothes) fit exactly.
1989 T. M. Albert Tales of an Ulster Detective McNinch invited him to try the shoe on his foot, which he did—and it fitted him like a glove.
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fit the ˈbill(informal) be suitable for a purpose: We need a new sofa for the living room, and I think this one will fit the bill quite nicely.
fit (somebody) like a ˈglove(of a coat, dress, etc.) be the perfect size or shape for somebody: You look wonderful in that dress. It fits you like a glove.
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