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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ready-madeˌready-ˈmade adjective [only before noun]  1 TIBready-made food or goods are already prepared or made, and ready for you to use immediately a ready-made spaghetti sauce2 CONVENIENTready-made ideas or reasons are provided for you, so that you do not have to think of them yourself The rain gave us a ready-made excuse to stay at home.
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ready-madeGood directors are neither numerous nor ready-made.There are many ready-made collections of anecdotes available in book form.But when her family comes, bringing with it ready-made conviviality, she balks.ready-made curtainsAs they no longer seemed to exist as ready-made garments, my wife bought the material.Any kind of ranching, logging or building provides a ready-made inroad for the farmers to penetrate the most inaccessible parts.Four big shipyards nearby and others further afield provided a ready-made market for its paints.Daniel Spoerri, meanwhile, remains at Galerie Beaubourg throughout the month with his ready-made picture-tables.As I sat there, the china spewed forth from the open door and cascaded down the ready-made ramp into my lap.
From Longman Business Dictionaryready-madeˌready-ˈmade adjective [only before a noun]1already prepared, and ready to be used immediatelyThe company produces canned soup and ready-made meals.2ready-made clothes/shoes etcCOMMERCE clothes etc that have been manufactured in large quantities, rather than made for a particular customera range of ready-made knitwear
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