Fit Like A Glove

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Meaning of Idiom "Fits (one, you) Like a Glove'

To fit like a glove, in regards to clothing, means to be the right size and to fit one perfectly. Figuratively, the idiom means to be well suited or to be in conformity.

Usage

"Mr. Humphrey is always well dressed. He wears tailored suits that fit him like a glove."

"John's new job fits him like a glove. He loves working with animals."

"He left his old organization because he didn't agree with their positions. His new charity fits him like a glove."

"There are not many custom shoemakers left. We always like to say our shoes fit you like a glove."

"That dress fits you like a glove!"

Meaning of the idiom 'fit like a glove.'
Meaning of the idiom 'fit like a glove.'

Origin

This idiom is based on the literal need for a glove to fit the hand perfectly. It has been used in English since at least the mid to late-1700's.

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