Definition of to size in English:

to size

phrase

  • To the dimensions wanted.

    ‘the PVC sheet is easily cut to size’
    • ‘It'll probably get trimmed down to size before it travels very far, but I was glad to see the playwright's cut.’
    • ‘Cut your wood to size and trace the full-scale pattern right on to your wood.’
    • ‘Mr Coffey kept his other eye shut throughout most of the ordeal as firefighters cut the rod down to size so he could get into an ambulance.’
    • ‘Let's chop them down to size and then we'll discuss civility and ethics again.’
    • ‘After cutting the rope down to size James returned to his father's house.’