off-the-peg


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off the peg

Of clothes, mass-produced and ready to wear. Often hyphenated. Primarily heard in UK. You can find really stylish clothes off the peg, if you look hard enough. Don't show up to the interview in some off-the-peg suit—you need to spend a bit more money if you want to impress them.
See also: off, peg

off-the-peg

BRITISH
Off-the-peg clothes are made in large numbers and sent to shops, not made specially for a particular person. He was wearing an off-the-peg suit. Note: You can say that people buy clothes off the peg. Instead of dining in top restaurants and wearing expensive suits, he likes to eat hamburgers and buys clothes off the peg. Note: The usual American expression is off-the-rack
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On the other hand, one has to make do with an approximate size with off-the-peg suits, where one or a combination of longer arms, a bigger chest, stomach or shoulders are not adequately catered for.
But the kind of off-the-peg fame accorded to current British stars is not for Auerbach.
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Jim Green, Active chairman & CEO, sees the enterprise-wide move towards off-the-peg, packaged applications as one of the major drivers in the EAI business.
But off-the-peg ravers Reflexion and Just Bang take care of business, farming echoes of past greatness to please the fans.
He is very keen to make his mark in the modern world of tailoring but open his doors to men with a wide range of budgets who want both bespoke tailoring and off-the-peg products.
They make off-the-peg and bespoke Regency-inspired and replica garments, selling to clients all over the world through their website www.mrspapendick.co.uk.
So I can't buy off-the-peg dresses" Actress Joan Collins, above "For 30 years, the Left has blinded itself with sentiment about diversity.
So now, on this highly visible gateway site, you will be greeted by an off-the-peg, cheap specification crematorium, sitting in a tarmac car park.
Players chose the off-the-peg "performance" outfit for its comfort and stretch.
This is yet another example of how off-the-peg sentences fail to match the severity of the crime.
The made-to-measure online service allows customers to design their own shirt or blouse at www.fitsudirect.com, have it tailor-made to your own measurements and have it delivered right to your door - all for an off-the-peg price starting from just pounds 49.
Admittedly it''s a more expensive option than off-the-peg or hiring, but you will want to look gorgeous and more importantly you can make sure it''s something you will both want to wear again.
A model with "unusual" measurements - 5ft 6in with "quite a thick neck" - compared the M&S made-tomeasure shirt with an off-the-peg version from the same retailer, a Tailor Store shirt and the fourth from 40 Savile Row.
Let's have some vision and lateral thinking in Cardiff and not go down the off-the-peg, same-as-everywhere- else route.