reach-me-down

reach-me-down

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. (often plural) a garment that is cheaply ready-made or second-hand
b. (as modifier): reach-me-down finery.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) trousers
3. (modifier) not original; derivative; stale: a stock of reach-me-down ideas.
Translations

reach-me-down

[ˈriːtʃmɪˌdaʊn]
A. ADJ [ideas] → común y corriente; [clothes] → usado, de segunda mano
B. reach-me-downs NPLropa fsing usada
References in classic literature ?
The rest of the story need not be shown in action, and indeed, would hardly need telling if our imaginations were not so enfeebled by their lazy dependence on the ready-makes and reach-me-downs of the ragshop in which Romance keeps its stock of "happy endings" to misfit all stories.