make something to measure

make (something) to measure

To create a piece of clothing with the unique measurements of a specific person in mind. They make all their suits to measure, so they cost a lot more than buying something off the rack. That shirt fits you perfectly. It looks like it was made to measure!
See also: make, measure

make something to ˈmeasure

(British English) make a piece of clothing especially for somebody, by taking personal measurements: All his shirts are made to measure. ▶ ˌmade-to-ˈmeasure adj.: a made-to-measure suit
See also: make, measure, something
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