mix and match

mix and match

To put certain things together in different combinations. You can mix and match any of the items on this table, so take whatever you want. The pieces in my spring collection were designed to be mixed and matched.
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mix and match

 
1. to assemble a limited number of items, usually clothing, in a number of different ways. Alice learned to mix and match her skirts, blouses, and sweaters so that she always could be attractively dressed on a limited budget. Gary always bought black, blue, and gray trousers and shirts so he could mix and match without too many bad combinations.
2. to select a number of items from an assortment, often in order to get a quantity discount. (As opposed to getting a quantity discount for buying a lot of only one item.) The candles were 25 percent off, and you could mix and match colors, sizes, and length. I found a good sale on shirts. They were four for fifty dollars, and the store would let you mix and match.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mix and match

Combine different items in a number of ways. For example, The store displayed skirts, blouses, and slacks in colors that one could mix and match. [Mid-1900s]
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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.

mix and match

select and combine different but complementary items, such as clothing or pieces of equipment, to form a coordinated set.
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ˌmix and ˈmatch

combine things in different ways for different purposes: You can mix and match courses to suit your requirements.
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