off-the-shelf


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off-the-shelf

(ôf′thə-shĕlf′, ŏf′-)
adj.
Available from merchandise in stock; not custom-made.

off′-the-shelf′



adj.
1. readily available from merchandise in stock.
2. made according to a standardized format; ready-made.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.off-the-shelf - (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock; "a ready-made jacket"; "ready-to-wear clothes"
ready-made - made for purchase and immediate use
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