tailor (something) to (someone or something)

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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Like many other British era traditions, this ritual traces its roots to the colonial mindset of the likes of Winston Churchill and many others who used to their have personal tailors to get their ceremonial dresses stitched.
Bhagtani said he's hiring freelance tailors to meet the deadline.
"These are tactics of tailors to charge extra money from people," she added.
The women folk either working or going to colleges and universities, find it convenient to buy the ready made garments which are stylish and trendy, instead of spending days in the market to select the cloth and design, then running after the tailors to get it stitched in time.
High stitching rates, excessive rush that makes it difficult for the tailors to prepare dresses in time and risks of mistakes of tailors are other factors that made ready made garments a norm of the day.
"I'm training up two apprentice tailors to carry on my work when I retire," he said.
Patrick Naef from Switzerland has been in Dubai for more than five years and always comes to Lobo Tailors to get his suit done.
It may be possible for tailors to gain promotion to supervisor, where they would be in charge of other tailors.
One of the youngest tailors to have his own workshop in London's famed Savile Row tailoring district, Logsdail's client catalogue is layered with names of VIPs, royalty and well-heeled businessmen.
403) The data comparing tailors to seamstresses demonstrate that tailors had careers twice as long as seamstresses and that seamstressing was "not only noncontinuous over generations, but within a large proportion of individual women's lifetimes as well." (p.
The tailor then appointed himself as Chief Tailor and summoned a score of apprentice tailors to assist him.
Mostly women complete shopping before the Holy month of Ramzan considering it difficult to go for shopping in hot and humid weather but those who could not complete their task seem to convince tailors to accept their orders and deliver them in time for the festive occasion.
But those, who could not complete their tasks by any reason, are seen convincing tailors to accept their orders and asssure in time delivery.
But due to hot and humid weather this year, most of the women could not complete the task and are now seen convincing tailors to accept their orders.
There are other factors as well that favour tailors to fully capitalize on weakness of customers.