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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!
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made to measure
[of clothing] made especially to fit the measurements of a particular person. Jack has his suits made to measure because he's rather large. Having clothes made to measure is rather expensive.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
made to measure
Also, tailor-made. Fashioned to fit a particular need or purpose, very suitable. For example, Jane finds her new position is made to measure for her, or This bridge club is tailor-made for Max. Originally referring to clothes made to fit a particular person very precisely, these terms have been used figuratively since the mid-1900s. Also see made to order.
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.
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
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