Definition of Off-the-peg

1. Adjective. (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock. "Ready-to-wear clothes"

Exact synonyms: Off-the-rack, Off-the-shelf, Ready-to-wear
Similar to: Ready-made



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Off-the-peg

off-sale
off-season
off-site
off-slip
off-slips
off-speed
off-speed pitch
off-split
off-street
off-target
off-the-ball
off-the-books
off-the-charts
off-the-clock
off-the-cuff
off-the-peg (current term)
off-the-rack
off-the-record
off-the-shelf
off-the-shoulder
off-the-wall
off-topic
off-track
off-white
off-worlder
off-worlders
off and on
off balance
off base
off board

Literary usage of Off-the-peg

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Modern Applications of Electricity by Édouard Hospitalier (1883)
"By its action the plate of the indicator c falls, and the clerk who attends to fifty subscribers takes off the peg 6 to cut off the earth connection; ..."

2. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon, Robert Haldane, Charles George Warnford Lock (1883)
"Have a clean sheet spread out on the plain side of the board, take the body off the peg, and lay it smoothly on this and well rub it, ..."

3. Applied Mechanics by Charles Edward Fuller, William Atkinson Johnston (1913)
"... find the velocity of the cord at the instant the end slides off the peg, neglecting the effect of the rigidity of the cord and the friction between the ..."

4. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody: an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase (1888)
"A player stops at the peg; that is, having struck the turning peg In order, his turn is at an end, and even though he should roquet off the peg, It does not ..."

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