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Ready-to-wear   /rˈɛdi-tu-wɛr/   Listen

(especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock.  Synonyms: off-the-peg, off-the-rack, off-the-shelf.  "Ready-to-wear clothes"

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"Ready-to-wear" Quotes from Famous Books

... pretty faces; who had without a quiver faced the camera, many's the time, in difficult scenes; who had faced death more times than he could count, and what was to him worse than death,—blank failure. But these old range-men with the wind-and-sun wrinkles around their eyes, and their ready-to-wear suits, and their judicial air of sober attention,—these were to him the jury that would weigh his work and say whether ...
— The Phantom Herd • B. M. Bower

... to say "No" and not give offense, I found difficult. They were deeply in earnest and I could see that Farrell, at least, was by instinct generous, human, and kind. It was, in fact, a most generous offer. But how was I to tell them tactfully I was not for sale, that I was not looking for "ready-to-wear" parents, and that if I were in the market, they were not the parents I would choose. I had a picture of life at Harbor Castle, dependent upon the charity of the Farrells. I imagined what my friends would say to me, and worse, what they ...
— The Log of The "Jolly Polly" • Richard Harding Davis

Words linked to "Ready-to-wear" :   clothing, wear, habiliment, article of clothing, vesture, wearable, ready-made, off-the-peg, off-the-shelf

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