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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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"You make your resolutions to suit yourself and I'll make mine to suit myself," said Felix defiantly.
I donned the Bloodstained Men suit myself for several hours and engaged with numerous passersby, as usual receiving a wide range of responses for my troubles, though I have to say the Bay Area is usually relatively hip to such things.
I designed and created the suit myself. I love that anyone can come up to me and find their country on my clothes."
"I can work the hours to suit myself so it fits in well with everything else that I do."
She laughs adding: "I dress to suit myself. I certainly don't dress up for boys."
"You've got to keep the standards up, although I do it to suit myself really," she said.
"I dress to suit myself. I certainly don't dress up for boys!" Marjorie was born in Aberdare, South Wales and moved to Birmingham with her family when she was 11.
"I've got an end plot here that was twice the size of everyone else and I'd built it up to suit myself, with a garage and what not, and a couple of big sheds in the back garden.
As for what I'll wear the rest of the time - I'll just suit myself.
"At the moment I'm on it for three hours, five times a week, but I can do less or more to suit myself.
I'm allowed to bend the rules on this to entirely suit myself.
I think I suit myself quite well to that role because I can attack and get back and defend.
"I'm basically just trying to shorten the year as much as I can for myself because I just can't find enough time in the day or time in the week at the moment "It's probably just more for myself going forward for 2012, that it might suit myself and, please God, Waterford."
Well, I talked so much about what a youth rifle should be over the years that this year I finally designed one to suit myself. It's called the Air Venturi Bronco, and it's made by Mendoza of Mexico.
MY RIFLES WERE an army Springfield, 30-calibre, stocked and sighted to suit myself; a Winchester 405; and a double-barreled 500-450 Holland ...