Definition of reach-me-down in English:


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British informal , • dated


  • (Of a garment) ready-made or second-hand.


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  • 1A second-hand or ready-made garment: a gaunt little girl in threadbare workhouse reach-me-downs
  • 1.1 (reach-me-downs) Trousers.

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