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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
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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.
See also: fit, glove, like
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.
See also: fit, glove, like
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 (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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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.
See also: fit, glove, like
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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.
See also: fit, glove, like
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fit like a glove, to

To suit or conform extremely well. The analogy dates back at least to the eighteenth century. Tobias Smollett used it in Humphry Clinker (1771): “The boots . . . fitted me like a glove.” See also to a T.
See also: fit, like
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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