One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of clothes) ready-made rather than made to order.British term off the peg
- ‘Her wedding dress, bought two days before her marriage, was off the rack.’
- ‘Don't get yourself depressed searching for items of clothing that will fit you perfectly off the rack.’
- ‘Like me, they buy their clothes off the rack.’
- ‘Nothing you buy off the rack will ever look as good on you as something made for you.’
- ‘If off the rack, where were they purchased and for how much?’
- ‘I can buy clothes off the rack.’
- ‘I found out that if I ever was to dress like a woman, I would not be buying off the rack.’
- ‘Rosen, no slouch himself, has clothes made for him in Italy and buys off the rack, as well.’
- ‘They were sophisticated, not the kind of ones you buy off the rack.’
- ‘The dress was bought off the rack as a late addition to her wardrobe.’
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