off-the-rack off-the-rack


  • (adj) (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock


  1. My taste was too elevated to tolerate frozen vegetables, supermarket ice cream, one-from-Column-A Chinese restaurants, off-the-rack clothing and clunky domestic automobiles.
  2. He usually disappears persuasively into his roles, but here he wears the paunchy Hoffman like an off-the-rack suit from the Big Tall Men's Shop.
  3. The move will free up more retail space for high-end off-the-rack clothing stores in an attempt to make Savile Row more of an exclusive shopping destination.


  • These frugal fixes save big bucks

    Until recently, I've always been an off-the-rack, grab-and-go, non-DIY kind of person.
    on October 25, 2013     Source: Orange County Register


  1. Brantley said Radcliffe "steps into a mothball-preserved, off-the-rack part and wears it like a tailor's delight - that is, a natural fit that allows room to stretch".
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Ben Brantley Source:

  2. "When you buy an off-the-rack jacket, it should be the perfect size," DC tailor Georges de Paris says.
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: Georges de Paris Source: Washington Post

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