off-the-rack


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off the rack

Of clothes, mass-produced and ready to wear. Primarily heard in US. 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-rack suit; you need to spend a bit more money if you want to impress them.
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off-the-rack

Off-the-rack clothes are made in large numbers and sent to shops, not made specially for a particular person. We want to improve the fit of off-the-rack items. Note: You can say that people buy clothes off the rack. He was wearing a blue two-piece suit that had obviously been bought off the rack when he was several pounds lighter.
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Its shirts, identified by the man-with-the-eyepatch logo, became popular due to their tailor-made quality at off-the-rack prices.
Q: What do you think of alternatives to customized insoles, such as off-the-rack versions?
A walk through the SoHo section of New York City might lead you to Epperson Studio, a retailer that specializes in made-to-measure clothing, along with a line of off-the-rack Epperson Basic that is influenced by styles from India, Africa and Asia.
And the off-the-rack dress from a warehouse discount store will probably cost you plenty of points in an interview at Revlon, the big cosmetics company, where style and flair is what the company sells in over 100 countries.
But generally speaking Transgressions is a bit too much like an off-the-rack flashback, like finding oneself at Woodstock '94: what was exciting and daring seems now mostly insipid or by the book, too many of the greats are missing, and one must sit uncomfortably through too much one would rather miss.
During the Cold War, the United States took on self-described "world responsibilities," and the simple ideological framework offered off-the-rack policies that could be applied anywhere in the world.
There's one:' said lobbyist #1, sighting an off-the-rack politician: blue suit and gray temples.
At the other extreme, off-the-rack enclosures fit as well as off-the-rack clothing does: they cover the controls but do not take into account the special attributes of the specific systems and environments in which they operate.
Standard off-the-rack equipment does not fit every player.
Richard Pulatche, a designer for men at Chardin, said that since the fashion house already has Duterte's measurements, Duterte would just send the fabric for a new outfit, or off-the-rack clothes for repair.
The similarity and the fact that the gown was custom-made for Kate - who mostly wears off-the-rack fashion - suggested that this was a deliberate tribute to Diana.
If I can't get inhuman strength from off-the-rack steroids, then I'm gonna stick with hitting triples.
He was buried in his World War I uniform in an over-sized coffin that he had purchased years earlier out of fear that his 6'47" frame wouldn't fit into an off-the-rack casket.
The downside, of course, is that an off-the-rack identity was designed for the mass market; it does not have the individual in mind.
The shoes cost 250 dollars, while Reese's off-the-rack dresses typically start at about 350 dollars.