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(of a garment) of the wrong size or shape for the person wearing it.‘an ill-fitting suit’
- ‘An ill-fitting suit in the wrong colour for you will do no favours even if it is the most expensive in the store.’
- ‘His dirty, ragged clothes were loose and ill-fitting.’
- ‘Nail-biting in children, shaving in men and ill-fitting shoes in adults have all been blamed for making warts more likely.’
- ‘However, women who wear ill-fitting shoes are liable to suffer in the long-term with blisters, bunions and joint pains.’
- ‘While the others were given new clothes and shoes, she was dressed in ill-fitting hand-me-downs and old shoes.’
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