tailor-make

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tailor-make make to specifications "I had this desk custom-made for me"
    • v tailor-make create (clothes) with cloth "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"
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Quotations

  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.”

Usage

In literature:

Tailors usually use a cord as this makes the edges heavier.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Just as hard, Willis found out that the governor had told his tailor to make the boy all the clothes he wanted.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
A tailor would cut out their suits and then I would make them by hand.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
You'll make a good tailor!
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Pox take the Tailors for making the Fobs so deep and narrow!
"The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay
My tailor will make you a coat for twenty dollars.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Maybe you can find a cheap tailor who will make over the dress.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
And, pray, direct the tailor to make yours the height of the fashion.
"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler
Poor proud girl, she gave orders to the tailor to make it so.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
A tailor thus underselling all others, and yet making greater profits than ever, invited imitation and competition.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
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In poetry:

TORBAY had incurred a good deal of expense
To make him a Scotchman in every sense;
But this is a matter, you'll readily own,
That isn't a question of tailors alone.
"Ellen McJones Aberdeen" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Creation stands between the Won't and Will,
Yes, and that Doubt Infinitude might fill -
It took nine Tailors once to make a Man;
It took nine more to make him pay the Bill.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Bill Bowls was an amiable gentle youth,
And concerning him I'll relate the truth;
His mother wanted to make him a Tailor,
But Bill's Father said he was cut out for a Sailor.
"Bill Bowls, the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Spoke Tailor Makes Bespoke Bike Clothes.
This shepherd's pie recipe makes two pies, which can be tailored to your taste.
Next, specialists in each system are expected to tailor their procedures to make maximum use of the astronauts' generic spacewalking skills to perform the specialized tasks.
The program asks the question in an attempt to make the consumer's typical eating experience — wherever it may be — more comfortable and tailor-made to those preferences.
Higher fashion brands have a level of tailoring that makes exquisite suits.
Christie® is making the grade at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference November 7-8 in Denver, Colorado, with visual display solutions tailored to the higher education market.
Savile Lane offers ready-made shirts and ties and can make tailored shirts from a selection of fabrics.
Limited choices and few fashion-forward options makes shopping tough, and tailoring essential, for petite women.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around Dallas and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable and economical.
Spice up your wardrobe in this hue tailor-made for making a statement.
Tailor Makes Itself More Conspicuous.
A handful of young designers here are making clothes that are sophisticated, structured and impeccably tailored.
Translating the bespoke-level tailoring of menswear for ladies has been making waves since Garbo rocked a suit and Chanel decided on a trouser revolution.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the anti-Bourne of espionage movies, a deliberate, cerebral, grim and utterly absorbing film that makes covert operations appear as unsexy as the Bourne films made them seem fast-paced and thrilling.
Their observations fueled the design program, which "we tried to make as impeccably tailored as his wardrobe," Dolenc explains.
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In science:

Considering the possibility of tailoring optimization problems to a class of CT scanners, makes design of iterative image reconstruction algorithms a daunting task.
Convex optimization problem prototyping for image reconstruction in computed tomography with the Chambolle-Pock algorithm
This distribution therefore needs to be tailored to the particular polynomial under consideration, which makes it difficult to formulate a general method.
Generalization and variations of Pellet's theorem for matrix polynomials
Given that many of these students had never presented at a conference before, we thought it best to offer some advice which bears repeating here: 1) Stick to the scheduled time limit religiously. 2) Tailor your talk to your audience. 3) Make sure your talk is readable even from the back of the room.
Conference Summary: AGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
To make the final step to the discrete model (1.2), a linear transformation involving L is used to tailor the statistics (2.2) to the linear hypothesis.
A powerful test based on tapering for use in functional data analysis
Although most of the NLO calculations for multi-particle production so far are private code tailored to the particular process at hand, there is a clear effort towards more automatisation and making results available to the community.
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
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