off the peg

off the peg see under ↑peg
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off the peg
1. Of a garment, (bought) ready to wear from an already-existing stock
2. Of an item, (bought) ready to use, not purpose-built
3. Not adjusted to suit the circumstances, etc (figurative) (offˈ-the-pegˈ adjective)
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Main Entry:peg

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off the peg
Brit : in a store where clothes are sold in different sizes that are not made to fit a particular person

He bought that suit off the peg. [=(US) off the rack]

— see also off-the-peg
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Main Entry:peg

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ˌoff the ˈpeg idiom
(BrE) (NAmE ˌoff the ˈrack) (of clothes) made to a standard average size and not made especially to fit you

He buys his clothes off the peg.

off-the-peg fashions

Main entry:pegidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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