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reach-me-down

[reech-mee-doun] /ˈritʃ miˌdaʊn/
noun, adjective, British
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for reach-me-down

reach-me-down

noun (informal)
1.
  1. (often pl) a garment that is cheaply ready-made or second-hand
  2. (as modifier): reach-me-down finery
2.
(pl) trousers
3.
(modifier) not original; derivative; stale: a stock of reach-me-down ideas
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Slang definitions & phrases for reach-me-down

reach-me-down

adjective

Inferior; shoddy: the nice and the reach-me-down manners

noun

hand-me-down (1862+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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