make to order

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make (something) to order

To build, construct, or assemble something 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. They make these cars to order, so they are very expensive. The dimensions of your kitchen are very irregular, so we'll have to make the countertop to order.
See also: make, order, to
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make something to order

to custom-make an item; to make an item to fit someone's specifications. (See also made to order.) The tailor made the jacket to order for me. The carpenter made the built-in bookcase to order for us.
See also: make, order, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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