suit (oneself)

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slang A businessperson. The phrase refers to the formal attire worn by many businesspeople and is typically used in a mildly derogatory way. Oh boy, what are the suits from the corporate office doing here today? I never thought I'd be a suit and work nine to five in an office, but I actually like my job.

suit (oneself)

1. To do that which fulfills one's own desires, expectations, or ambitions, especially when failing to consider those of anyone else. It really doesn't matter to me how you arrange the furniture in here, so just suit yourself! Look, Tom and his wife are always going to suit themselves, so don't tie up everything you want to do on this trip with them.
2. A set phrase used in the imperative indicating that the speaker accepts or is indifferent to the other person's decision or preference, especially when it runs contrary to their own desires or expectations. A: "I would just rather not go to a wedding where I won't know anyone." B: "Fine, suit yourself. I'll just go alone." A: "I don't think I'll come to dinner after all." B: "Suit yourself. Should be fun, though."
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suit oneself to do something

one's own way; to do something to please oneself. If he doesn't want to do it my way, he can suit himself.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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ˌsuit yourˈself

1 do exactly what you like: I choose my assignments to suit myself.
2 usually used in orders to tell somebody to do what they want, even though it might annoy you: ‘I don’t want anything to eat, I’m on a diet.’ ‘All right, suit yourself!’
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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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Elizabeth assured him that she could suit herself perfectly with those in the room.
Charging between [pounds sterling]55 and [pounds sterling]75 an hour, depending on the level of nudity, Victoria tried out the concept by cleaning homes in her birthday suit herself before recruiting her team.
She's prepared to lie about what happened that night to suit herself. You can't believe a word she says."
It wasn't plain sailing, as his ex kept changing times and days to suit herself, but things settled down.
Smith had filed the suit herself last month and had asked Jordan to take a paternity test and pay child support, she later hired Kessler's firm.
Although she dictated matters to suit herself, she had no answer in the final two furlongs to the fractions set by SHIROCCO STAR (55) and SAPPHIRE (68), the latter proving a tidy winner.
After her 40-odd years in the job, she is entitled to suit herself. I have always told her I'll support her whatever she does because she is such a wonderful woman.
She ignores equal opportunities to suit herself and often gives me tasks within unrealistic time scales, meaning that I often have to work unpaid hours to complete them.
Daisy Lowe - she is very indie, she dresses to the hilt to suit herself.
I suspect she didn't have kids because she was too busy running her life to suit herself, and not because she was "traumatised" by seeing a baby pop out on a film when she was just 14.
She has a habit of changing characterizations of historical characters to suit herself. This book is a prime example.
She was for ever grateful for her doctor's advice that she choose a life to suit herself, rather than to please her family.
Colleen Greufe declined Wednesday to discuss the lawsuit or explain why she filed the suit herself, without benefit of a lawyer.
A white or cream trouser suit can pass but if the wedding is informal make sure the bride isn't wearing a suit herself.