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made to order

Built, constructed, or assembled to meet one's custom measurements or needs; very well suited to someone's personal needs or desires. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. It's a nice change of piece getting a suit that's made to order—it looks great, and it fits like a dream! After weeks of searching, I finally found a job that was made to order for me. They specialize in made-to-order cars for wealthy automotive enthusiasts.
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made to order

made to one's own measurements and on request. (See also make something to order.) This suit fits so well because it's made to order. His feet are so big that all his shoes have to be made to order.
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made to order

Also, built to order. Very suitable, as in Her new assignment was built to order for her. In its literal use, this idiom refers to an item fashioned according to particular instructions. [Mid-1900s]
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The Model B-001 is in Red Gold, White Gold and 950 Platinum Handcrafted from 18ct red gold, white gold or 950 platinum, the limited edition sunglasses will each be made to order featuring an engraved serial number ranging from 1-100.
Hapman provides complete engineered support for batch weighing, dust collection, bulk bag unloading and filling, along with made to order systems.
Straight out of Northern California's Whine Country, Element retiree Billy Pepper has a frontside flip sketch made to order. Mike Cabanala, Eugene, OR
The 20in high dolls, which bear hand-sewn scars replicating the operation wounds of individual youngsters, will be made to order for the national charity the Children's Heart Foundation.
They are made to order. Instructions on ordering guidons can also be found at the above website.
They were not simply made to order from a factory but were fabricated in collaboration with a very small, specialized group of metalworkers and woodworkers in modest workshops.
The pounds 140 cuddly toys, being made to order by Worcestershire-based Madeley Bears, come complete with a silk cope, mitre and stole, and are made from German mohair.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Dell has successfully introduced its "made to order" concept in Latin America, becoming the second-largest seller of PCs in the region.
At the beginning of the year, usually during the slack retail months from January to March, the Bywaters make an annual sojourn to these countries where, they have these goods made to order by Hindu artisans who have specialized in wood carvings, ironwork and silversmithing for generations as part of their religious upbringing.
The chips are made to order by Epson, at a lab in Oregon; a plant in Taiwan is due to come on line this year; and M-Systems itself is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.