suit to

suit (someone or something) to (someone or something)

To match, adapt, or tailor someone or something to someone or something. Often used in passive constructions. Our team of technicians are suited to any technical emergency that comes your way. We can't just suit the job to you because you don't like certain aspects of it—if you aren't happy here, you can find another place to work.
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suit someone or something to something

to match someone or something to something. I am sorry, but we don't suit the worker to the job. We find a job that suits the worker. Let's try to suit a new sports jacket to the slacks you have on.
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suit to

To make someone or something appropriate or suitable for something; adapt someone or something to something: We started with the basic recipe, and suited it to our own tastes. The camel is suited to its environment.
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References in classic literature ?
Sancho, as he showed the rents in his torn suit to the duchess, observed, "If we had been hunting hares, or after small birds, my coat would have been safe from being in the plight it's in; I don't know what pleasure one can find in lying in wait for an animal that may take your life with his tusk if he gets at you.
The bottle-green,' said old Arthur; 'the bottle-green was a famous suit to wear, and I bought it very cheap at a pawnbroker's, and there was--he, he, he
The first suit to use this type of mechanical counter-pressure was the Space Activity Suit, created by Paul Webb in the early 1970s.
If she has to interview a prominent source outside of the newsroom, she'll wear a suit to work.
McPhilemy's suit against The Sunday Times is scheduled for trial in January in Britain; the only suit to be brought in a U.
After McLeod got locked out of a Nashville hotel room in his gorilla getup, a tiny pocket was sewn into the muscle suit to hold a hotel key.
1993) (prevailing party in suit to prevent discrimination in housing opportunities sought $537,113 in attorney's fees but was given zero due to the outrageously excessive fee claim) and Lewis v.
If it takes filing a federal suit to stop someone who violates the law and damages our members' experience, then that's what we'll do.
The Dean Witter lawsuit, which seeks class-action status for tens of thousands of investors, is the first major suit to allege wrongdoing involving commodities and currency futures.
In remanding the suit to state court, the federal court dismissed Pennichuck's federal claims "without prejudice," thereby enabling Pennichuck to refile the suit in federal court once all state legal remedies have been exhausted.
This will also be the first civil suit to allow the taking of depositions that will get to the heart of this fiasco.
This is believed to be the first suit to represent persons specifically from Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and the other countries of the former Soviet Union.
He was convinced to bring the suit to recover the millions lost by investors as a result of the decision by a U.
Lawton Chiles' lawsuit against the tobacco industry allows important constitutional issues related to that suit to be addressed first, defense attorneys for the industry said.