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suit

1. verb To be acceptable to one. In this usage, "suit" is followed by a reflexive pronoun. A: "I just don't have time to take a lunch break today." B: "OK, suit yourself."
2. noun A businessperson. In this usage, "suit" is the entire idiom. Oh boy, what are the suits from the corporate office doing here today?

Suit yourself.

Inf. You decide the way you want it.; Have it your way. Mary: I think I want the red one. Tom: Suit yourself. John (reading the menu): The steak sounds good, but it's hard to pass up the fried chicken. Sally: Suit yourself. I'll have the steak.
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suit oneself

Do as one pleases, as in We had expected you, but if you don't want to come, suit yourself. This idiom, which uses suit in the sense of "be agreeable or convenient," is often put as an imperative. [Late 1800s]
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suit

n. a businessman or businesswoman; someone who is in charge. A couple of suits checked into a working-class hotel and caused some eyebrows to raise.
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