to order
phrasal according to the specifications of an order <
shoes made to order
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • To call to order — Call Call (k[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Called} (k[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calling}] [OE. callen, AS. ceallian; akin to Icel. & Sw. kalla, Dan. kalde, D. kallen to talk, prate, OHG. kall[=o]n to call; cf. Gr. ghry ein to speak, sing, Skr. gar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Cancelled-to-order — A cancelled to order (CTO) postage stamp is one that has had its cancellation applied by the issuing postal administration before being sold to stamp collectors or dealers.This procedure is motivated by one or both of two reasons; in response to… …   Wikipedia

  • call to order — {v. phr.} 1. To open (a meeting) formally. * /The chairman called the committee to order./ * /The president pounded with his gavel to call the convention to order./ 2. To warn not to break the rules of a meeting. * /The judge called the people in …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call to order — {v. phr.} 1. To open (a meeting) formally. * /The chairman called the committee to order./ * /The president pounded with his gavel to call the convention to order./ 2. To warn not to break the rules of a meeting. * /The judge called the people in …   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

  • 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 > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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