Translation:

he+buys+his+clothes+off-the-peg

  • 1 Peg

    peg peg noun 1. a short piece of wood, metal or plastic used for holding things together, hanging things on, marking a position, etc. • (木、金属或塑料)钉子,楔子,橛子,短桩:
    »Thereˈs a peg near the door to hang your coat on.
    门边有个鈎子可以挂衣服。
    2. (also ˈtent peg) a small pointed piece of wood or metal that you attach to the ropes of a tent and push into the ground in order to hold the tent in place • (木制或金属)帐篷短桩,橛子 3. (also ˈclothes peg) (both BrE) ( NAmE clothes∙pin) a piece of wood or plastic used for attaching wet clothes to a clothes line • 晾衣夹子 4. (also ˈtuning peg) a wooden screw for making the strings of a musical instrument tighter or looser • 弦钮;琴栓 【IDIOMS】 ˌoff the ˈpeg ( BrE) ( NAmE ˌoff the ˈrack) (of clothes 衣服) • made to a standard average size and not made especially to fit you • 成品的;现成的:
    »He buys his clothes off the peg.
    他买的是成衣。
    »off-the-peg fashions
    ˌbring / ˌtake sb ˈdown a peg (or two) • to make sb realize that they are not as good, important, etc. as they think they are • 煞某人的威风;挫某人的锐气:
    »He needed to be taken down a peg or two.
    需要煞煞他的威风。
    a peg to ˈhang sth on • something that gives you an excuse or opportunity to discuss or explain sth • 藉口;理由;话头 --› more at square adj. verb (-gg-) 1. [VN] peg sth (out) to fasten sth with • 用夹子夹住;用楔子钉住 pegs:
    »All their wet clothes were pegged out on the line.
    他们的湿衣服都夹在外面的绳子上了。
    »She was busy pegging her tent to the ground.
    她忙着用橛子把帐篷钉牢在地上。
    2. [VN] [usually passive] peg sth (at / to sth) to fix or keep prices, wages, etc. at a particular level • 使工资、价格等固定于某水平(或与…挂鈎):
    »Pay increases will be pegged at 5%.
    工资调升率将限定在 5%。
    »Loan repayments are pegged to your income.
    分期付还贷款按你的收入计算。
    3. [VN] peg sb as sth ( NAmE, informal) to think of sb in a particular way • 视为;看作:
    »She pegged him as a big spender.
    她觉得他是个大手大脚的人。
    --› more at level adj. 【PHR V】 ˌpeg aˈway (at sth) (informal, especially BrE) • to continue working hard at sth or trying to achieve sth difficult • 坚持不懈地工作(或努力) ˌpeg sb / sth∽ˈback (especially in sport 尤用于体育运动) • to stop sb / sth from winning or increasing the amount by which they are ahead • 扼止;止住;拖住:
    »Each time we scored we were pegged back minutes later.
    每次我们得分,几分钟后便被追上。
    ˌpeg ˈout ( BrE, informal) • to die • 死;断气
    * * *
    n. 佩格(女子名)

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  • 2 peg

    peg peg noun 1. a short piece of wood, metal or plastic used for holding things together, hanging things on, marking a position, etc. • (木、金属或塑料)钉子,楔子,橛子,短桩:
    »Thereˈs a peg near the door to hang your coat on.
    门边有个鈎子可以挂衣服。
    2. (also ˈtent peg) a small pointed piece of wood or metal that you attach to the ropes of a tent and push into the ground in order to hold the tent in place • (木制或金属)帐篷短桩,橛子 3. (also ˈclothes peg) (both BrE) ( NAmE clothes∙pin) a piece of wood or plastic used for attaching wet clothes to a clothes line • 晾衣夹子 4. (also ˈtuning peg) a wooden screw for making the strings of a musical instrument tighter or looser • 弦钮;琴栓 【IDIOMS】 ˌoff the ˈpeg ( BrE) ( NAmE ˌoff the ˈrack) (of clothes 衣服) • made to a standard average size and not made especially to fit you • 成品的;现成的:
    »He buys his clothes off the peg.
    他买的是成衣。
    »off-the-peg fashions
    ˌbring / ˌtake sb ˈdown a peg (or two) • to make sb realize that they are not as good, important, etc. as they think they are • 煞某人的威风;挫某人的锐气:
    »He needed to be taken down a peg or two.
    需要煞煞他的威风。
    a peg to ˈhang sth on • something that gives you an excuse or opportunity to discuss or explain sth • 藉口;理由;话头 --› more at square adj. verb (-gg-) 1. [VN] peg sth (out) to fasten sth with • 用夹子夹住;用楔子钉住 pegs:
    »All their wet clothes were pegged out on the line.
    他们的湿衣服都夹在外面的绳子上了。
    »She was busy pegging her tent to the ground.
    她忙着用橛子把帐篷钉牢在地上。
    2. [VN] [usually passive] peg sth (at / to sth) to fix or keep prices, wages, etc. at a particular level • 使工资、价格等固定于某水平(或与…挂鈎):
    »Pay increases will be pegged at 5%.
    工资调升率将限定在 5%。
    »Loan repayments are pegged to your income.
    分期付还贷款按你的收入计算。
    3. [VN] peg sb as sth ( NAmE, informal) to think of sb in a particular way • 视为;看作:
    »She pegged him as a big spender.
    她觉得他是个大手大脚的人。
    --› more at level adj. 【PHR V】 ˌpeg aˈway (at sth) (informal, especially BrE) • to continue working hard at sth or trying to achieve sth difficult • 坚持不懈地工作(或努力) ˌpeg sb / sth∽ˈback (especially in sport 尤用于体育运动) • to stop sb / sth from winning or increasing the amount by which they are ahead • 扼止;止住;拖住:
    »Each time we scored we were pegged back minutes later.
    每次我们得分,几分钟后便被追上。
    ˌpeg ˈout ( BrE, informal) • to die • 死;断气
    * * *
    [peg]
    n. 釘, 栓, 樁, 銷子, 借口
    vt. 釘木釘, 固定, 限制
    vi. 堅持不懈地工作

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  • 3 peg

    peɡ
    1. noun
    1) (a usually short, not very thick, piece of wood, metal etc used to fasten or mark something: There were four pegs stuck in the ground.) clavija, estaca
    2) (a hook on a wall or door for hanging clothes etc on: Hang your clothes on the pegs in the cupboard.) percha, colgador
    3) ((also clothes-peg) a wooden or plastic clip for holding clothes etc to a rope while drying.) pinza

    2. verb
    (to fasten with a peg: She pegged the clothes on the washing-line.) tender
    - take someone down a peg or two
    - take down a peg or two
    - take someone down a peg
    - take down a peg

    peg n
    1. pinza
    2. colgador / gancho
    tr[peg]
    2 SMALLTECHNICAL/SMALL clavija
    1 (clothes) tender ( out, -); (tent) fijar con estacas ( down, -)
    2 (prices) fijar, estabilizar
    \
    SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
    to buy clothes off the peg comprar ropa de confección
    to take somebody down a peg or two bajarle los humos a alguien
    tent peg estaca, estaquilla
    tuning peg clavija
    peg ['pɛg] vt, pegged ; pegging
    1) plug: tapar (con una clavija)
    2) fasten, fix: sujetar (con estaquillas)
    3)
    to peg out mark: marcar (con estaquillas)
    peg n
    : estaquilla f (para clavar), clavija f (para tapar)
    n.
    abismal s.m.
    clavija s.f.
    colgadero s.m.
    espiche s.m.
    espiga s.f.
    estaca s.f.
    estaquilla s.f.
    hito s.m.
    macho s.m.
    pinza s.f.
    v.
    empernar v.
    enclavijar v.
    envirar v.
    estabilizar v.
    estaquillar v.
    fijar v.

    I peg
    1)
    a) ( in ground) estaca f; (in furniture, barrel) estaquilla f; ( in mountaineering) clavija f; (on violin, guitar) clavija f; ( tent peg) estaquilla f; ( on board game) pieza o ficha que encaja en un tablero

    like a square peg in a round hole — totalmente fuera de lugar, como gallina en corral ajeno (fam) or (Ven fam) como cucaracha en fiesta de gallina or (RPl fam) como sapo de otro pozo

    to take o bring somebody down a peg (or two) — bajarle los humos a alguien, poner* a alguien en su sitio

    b) ( clothes peg) (BrE) see clothes
    2) (hook, hanger) colgador m, perchero m, gancho m; (before n)

    an off-the-peg suit — (esp BrE) un traje de confección


    II
    - gg- transitive verb
    1) (attach, secure) sujetar, asegurar ( con estaquillas etc)

    to peg the clothes (out) — (BrE) tender* la ropa

    2) (Econ, Fin)
    a) (fix, limit) \<\<price/salary\>\> congelar
    b) ( link)
    Phrasal Verbs:
    [peɡ]
    1. N
    1) (in ground, tent peg) estaca f; (=clothes peg) pinza f, broche m (LAm); (Mus) (=tuning peg) clavija f; (in board game) ficha f; (in barrel) estaquilla f; (Croquet) piquete m; (Climbing) clavija f
    - take or bring sb down a peg or two
    square 2., 1)
    2) (for coat, hat) gancho m, colgador m

    off the peg(Brit) confeccionado, de confección

    3) (=pretext) pretexto m
    2. VT
    1) (=secure) (gen) fijar; [+ clothes] (on line) tender; [+ tent] fijar con estacas, sujetar con estacas; peg out
    2) (fig)
    a) (=fix) [+ prices, wages] fijar, estabilizar (at, to en)

    the Bank wants to peg rates at 9% — el banco quiere fijar or estabilizar las tasas en el 9%

    b) (=link) vincular (to a)
    c) * (=categorize) [+ person] encasillar
    d)

    to peg one's hopes on sthdepositar or cifrar sus esperanzas en algo

    3.
    CPD

    peg leg Npata f de palo

    * * *

    I [peg]
    1)
    a) ( in ground) estaca f; (in furniture, barrel) estaquilla f; ( in mountaineering) clavija f; (on violin, guitar) clavija f; ( tent peg) estaquilla f; ( on board game) pieza o ficha que encaja en un tablero

    like a square peg in a round hole — totalmente fuera de lugar, como gallina en corral ajeno (fam) or (Ven fam) como cucaracha en fiesta de gallina or (RPl fam) como sapo de otro pozo

    to take o bring somebody down a peg (or two) — bajarle los humos a alguien, poner* a alguien en su sitio

    b) ( clothes peg) (BrE) see clothes
    2) (hook, hanger) colgador m, perchero m, gancho m; (before n)

    an off-the-peg suit — (esp BrE) un traje de confección


    II
    - gg- transitive verb
    1) (attach, secure) sujetar, asegurar ( con estaquillas etc)

    to peg the clothes (out) — (BrE) tender* la ropa

    2) (Econ, Fin)
    a) (fix, limit) \<\<price/salary\>\> congelar
    b) ( link)
    Phrasal Verbs:

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