tailor made

tailor-made

[adj. tey-ler-meyd; n. tey-ler-meyd, -meyd]
adjective
2.
custom-made; made-to-order; made-to-measure: an expensive tailor-made suit.
3.
fashioned to a particular taste, purpose, demand, etc.: a musical comedy tailor-made for the popular audience.
noun
4.
something, as a garment, that is tailor-made.

Origin:
1825–35

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tailor-make

[tey-ler-meyk]
verb (used with object), tailor-made, tailor-making.
to make or adjust to meet the needs of the particular situation, individual, object, etc.: to tailor-make a tour.

Origin:
1895–1900

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tailor-made
 
adj
1.  made by a tailor to fit exactly: a tailor-made suit
2.  perfectly meeting a particular purpose: a girl tailor-made for him
 
n
3.  a tailor-made garment
4.  slang a cigarette made in a factory rather than rolled by hand

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tailor-made definition


  1. n.
    a machine-made cigarette. (From an expression for something, such as an article of clothing, that is custom made.) : They used to call these things tailor-made, meaning professionally made, as opposed to homemade.
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