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be tailor-made

1. Of clothing, to have been made specifically for someone by a tailor (and thus fit very well). Wow, they did a great job with the alterations—that gown looks like it was tailor-made for you!
2. By extension, to be ideally suited for someone or something. I've never seen a happier couple than Tom and Anna—it's like they were tailor-made for each other! Don't worry, that math course is tailor-made for students majoring in the arts, so you're not expected to know advanced formulas or anything.

introduce the shoemaker to the tailor

To kick someone in the buttocks. Primarily heard in UK. If you don't leave me alone, I'll introduce the shoemaker to the tailor!
See also: introduce, tailor

nine tailors make a man

1. A phrase spoken after the custom of ringing church bells for a deceased male. The number of times the bells rang traditionally indicated the deceased person's sex, with a male receiving nine "tellers," or tolls, of the bell. A: "Did you hear the bells ringing?" B: "I did. Nine tailors make a man."
2. The phrase was also used to mock tailors as frail and ineffectual, in comparison to the average man. You will certainly best him in a duel. He's a tailor, after all, and nine tailors make a man!
See also: make, man, nine, tailor

tailor (something) to (someone or something)

To change, adapt, or customize something so as to be correct or ideal for a particular person, thing, group, or situation. Because the entire program is online, we are able to tailor it to students from every walk of life. Our service tailors marketing strategies to businesses at an individual level, helping them realize their maximum potential.
See also: tailor

tailor-made

1. Of clothing, to have been made specifically for someone by a tailor (and thus fit very well). Wow, they did a great job with the alterations—that gown looks like it was tailor-made for you!
2. By extension, to be ideally suited for someone or something. I've never seen a happier couple than Tom and Anna—it's like they were tailor-made for each other! Don't worry, that math course is tailor-made for students majoring in the arts, so you're not expected to know advanced formulas or anything.
3. slang A cigarette that is machine-made, rather than hand-rolled. Don't you have any tailor-made smokes?

tailor-made for (someone or something)

Ideally suited for someone or something. I've never seen a happier couple than Tom and Anna—it's like they were tailor-made for each other! Don't worry, that math course is tailor-made for students majoring in the arts, so you're not expected to know advanced formulas or anything.

made to measure

[of clothing] made especially to fit the measurements of a particular person. Jack has his suits made to measure because he's rather large. Having clothes made to measure is rather expensive.
See also: made, measure

tailor someone or something to someone or something

to fit or revise someone or something to fit someone or something. The coach tailored his defensive team to the opposition. We can tailor service to your company very easily. I will tailor this suit to your specifications for no extra charge.
See also: tailor

made to measure

Also, tailor-made. Fashioned to fit a particular need or purpose, very suitable. For example, Jane finds her new position is made to measure for her, or This bridge club is tailor-made for Max. Originally referring to clothes made to fit a particular person very precisely, these terms have been used figuratively since the mid-1900s. Also see made to order.
See also: made, measure

tailor-made

n. a machine-made cigarette. (From an expression for something, such as an article of clothing, that is custom made.) They used to call these things tailor-made, meaning professionally made, as opposed to homemade.
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These are gentlemen who value tailoring quality, reliability and convenience, but often don't have the time to shop for the best.
However, before she began designing costumes for schools and starting her own tailoring business, Farzana first learnt how to sew as a young girl and later attending an institute in Pakistan where she learned more about stitching and eventually honing her own style in designing and tailoring.
Malik said: "I have a staff of ten -- two master cutters who are entrusted with taking the right measurements and cutting the fabrics and each of the master cutters has about three tailoring hands who stitch the garments.
The tailor has a son who owns a successful tailoring shop and a grandson who is the Army doing the job of protecting my country,
Generally when an order is placed for tailoring ceremonial dress for a political leader both the father-son duo does the job itself instead of relying on their employees.
On a recent lazy Saturday afternoon, Borgy Manotoc invited Lifestyle to the opening of his tailoring shop named William Lee in Legazpi Village, Makati.
Tailoring shops, both big and small, around the city, reported a surge in business, saying Eid orders began coming in well before the start of Ramadan.
The acquisition workforce is highly encouraged to tailor the acquisition process to most efficiently deliver capabilities; however, despite such broad leadership support, acquisition personnel struggle to understand where and how to best conduct tailoring activities.
This places the burden of tailoring the organization's SE guideline on project systems engineers.
Summary: each month, brothers Ashish and Pawan ishwar, founders and owners of Dubai-based bespoke tailoring house Knights & lords, answer your sartorial questions
Esteemed gentlemen's tailors Isaac Walton Tailoring was taken over by manager Michele Shield just over ten months ago.
Over the years the business occupied three different sites on Grainger Street offering men's fashion and bespoke tailoring as part of its department store model.
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Many of them have shifted their businesses of tailoring to city from way off areas with the determinations that they would have more power than they have in their hometown; however their problems were not solved.