made-to-order
adjective Date: circa 1908 1. produced to supply a special or an individual demand ; custom-made 2. ideally suited (as to a particular purpose) <
started the double play on a made-to-order grounder
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • made to order — {adj. phr.} 1. Made specially in the way the buyer wants instead of all the same in large amounts; made especially for the buyer. * /Mr. Black s clothes were all made to order./ Compare: MADE TO MEASURE. 2. Just right. * /The weather was made to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • made to order — {adj. phr.} 1. Made specially in the way the buyer wants instead of all the same in large amounts; made especially for the buyer. * /Mr. Black s clothes were all made to order./ Compare: MADE TO MEASURE. 2. Just right. * /The weather was made to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • made-to-order — adj. 1. made specially for a specific purpose; of articles of manufacture. Contrasted with {mass produced}, {standard}. Syn: custom made. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. made or tailored to fit a specific person; of clothing. Contrasted with {off the rack} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • to order — {adv. phr.} According to directions given in an order in the way and size wanted. * /The manufacturer built the machine to order./ * /A very big man often has his suits made to order./ 2. See: CALL TO ORDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to order — {adv. phr.} According to directions given in an order in the way and size wanted. * /The manufacturer built the machine to order./ * /A very big man often has his suits made to order./ 2. See: CALL TO ORDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • made-to-measure — or[tailor made] {adj.} Made to fit a special set of measurements or needs. * /John has a new made to measure suit./ * /The club is tailor made for Jane./ Syn.: MADE TO ORDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • made-to-measure — or[tailor made] {adj.} Made to fit a special set of measurements or needs. * /John has a new made to measure suit./ * /The club is tailor made for Jane./ Syn.: MADE TO ORDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to order — phrasal according to the specifications of an order < shoes made to order > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • order — See: APPLE PIE ORDER, CALL TO ORDER, IN ORDER, IN ORDER TO, IN SHORT ORDER, JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED, MADE TO ORDER, OUT OF ORDER, PUT ONE S HOUSE IN ORDER or SET ONE S HOUSE IN ORDER, SHORT ORDER COOK, TO ORDER, WALKING PAPERS or WALKING… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • order — See: APPLE PIE ORDER, CALL TO ORDER, IN ORDER, IN ORDER TO, IN SHORT ORDER, JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED, MADE TO ORDER, OUT OF ORDER, PUT ONE S HOUSE IN ORDER or SET ONE S HOUSE IN ORDER, SHORT ORDER COOK, TO ORDER, WALKING PAPERS or WALKING… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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