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made to order

Built, constructed, or assembled to meet one's custom measurements or needs; very well suited to someone's personal needs or desires. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. It's a nice change of piece getting a suit that's made to order—it looks great, and it fits like a dream! After weeks of searching, I finally found a job that was made to order for me. They specialize in made-to-order cars for wealthy automotive enthusiasts.
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made to order

made to one's own measurements and on request. (See also make something to order.) This suit fits so well because it's made to order. His feet are so big that all his shoes have to be made to order.
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made to order

Also, built to order. Very suitable, as in Her new assignment was built to order for her. In its literal use, this idiom refers to an item fashioned according to particular instructions. [Mid-1900s]
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An EMR will prompt a physician to order a health maintenance test such as a mammogram.
In Wilson, the Supreme Court concluded that a blanket rule allowing police to order occupants from a lawfully stopped vehicle is constitutionally permissible.
While catalog shopping may not be for Fernandes, December `tis the season for many of us to order by mail.
After they are done guessing, the presenter removes a pen from his or her pocket and states that it is the most expensive piece of equipment, because physicians use it to order all the other tests.
Boeing announced that Guggenheim Aviation Partners, LLC (GAP), the U.S.-based aviation investment firm, acting on behalf of one of its investment funds, has ordered four 747-8 Freighters, with an option to order an additional two airplanes.
Boeing continues with its rush into the 787 with Singapore Airlines the latest to order, with a commitment for 20 of the new wide body and 20 options.
The US National Transportation Safety Board on Friday urged FAA to order immediate inspections of the inner skin of the composite rudder surfaces of certain A300 series aircraft in order potentially to avert the possibility of "a catastrophic failure of the rudder," NTSB Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker said in a statement.
Oman Air is looking to order Boeing 787s or Airbus A350/A330s as it prepares to modernize its fleet in the face of stiff competition in the region.