adjective Date: 1922 chiefly British ready-made 1

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  • off the peg — see under ↑peg • • • Main Entry: ↑off off the peg 1. Of a garment, (bought) ready to wear from an already existing stock 2. Of an item, (bought) ready to use, not purpose built 3. Not adjusted to suit the circumstances, etc (figurative) (offˈ the …   Useful english dictionary

  • off-the-peg — ˌoff the ˈpeg , ˌoff the ˈrack adjective COMMERCE an off the peg arrangement, product etc is a standard one, rather than one designed for a particular person, situation etc: • With travel insurance, you can get an off the peg policy for a single… …   Financial and business terms

  • off the peg — UK US adjective [before noun] (US off the rack) ► not made especially to fit a particular person or suit a situation: »There are plenty of off the peg solutions that have been tried and tested elsewhere. off the peg adverb (US off the rack) ► »I… …   Financial and business terms

  • off-the-peg — adj BrE .off the rack AmE off the peg clothes are made in standard sizes, not made especially to fit one person →↑made to measure >off the pegoff the rack adv ▪ It was only a cheap suit, bought off the peg …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • off-the-peg — [ôf′thə peg′] adj. Chiefly Brit. ready made; off the shelf; not custom made …   English World dictionary

  • off the peg — ► off the peg chiefly Brit. (of clothes) ready made. Main Entry: ↑peg …   English terms dictionary

  • off-the-peg — adjective, adverb BRITISH OFF THE RACK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • off-the-peg — adjective (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock a ready made jacket ready to wear clothes • Syn: ↑off the rack, ↑off the shelf, ↑ready to wear • Similar to: ↑ready made …   Useful english dictionary

  • off-the-peg — adjective BrE off the peg clothes are not made to fit one particular person but are made in standard sizes; off­the­rack AmE compare made­to­measure off the peg adverb: It was only a cheap suit, bought off the peg …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • off the peg —    Clothes that are bought off the peg are purchased in a standard size in a shop and are not made specially for you.     He can t afford to have his suits made to measure so he buys them off the peg …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • off the peg — British, American & Australian if you buy clothes off the peg, you buy them in a standard size from a shop rather than having them made specially for you. If I buy trousers off the peg they re always too short …   New idioms dictionary

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