if the cap fits

variants: or

if the cap fits, wear it

Definition of if the cap fits

British

  1. —used to say that something said about a person is true and the person should accept it as true They may not like being called careless, but if the cap fits, wear it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a head covering especially with a visor and no brim

    :  a distinctive head covering emblematic of a position or office: such as

    :  a cardinal's biretta

  1. :  to provide or protect with a cap

    :  to give a cap to as a symbol of honor, rank, or achievement

    :  to form a cap over :  crown

  1. :  a small amount of an illegal or legally regulated drug

    :  a small amount of a drug enclosed in a capsule

  1. :  capitalization

  1. : capacity

    : capital

    : capitalize; capitalized

fitplay fits
  1. :  a division of a poem or song

  1. :  adapted to an end or design :  suitable by nature or by art

    :  adapted to the environment so as to be capable of surviving

    :  acceptable from a particular viewpoint (as of competence or morality) :  proper

  1. :  a sudden violent attack of a disease (such as epilepsy) especially when marked by convulsions or unconsciousness :  paroxysm

    :  a sudden but transient attack of a physical disturbance

    :  a sudden burst or flurry (as of activity)

  1. :  to be suitable for or to :  harmonize with

    :  to be seemly or proper for

    :  to conform correctly to the shape or size of

  1. :  the fact, condition, or manner of fitting or being fitted: such as

    :  the way clothing fits the wearer

    :  the degree of closeness between surfaces in an assembly of parts

  1. : dialectal past tense and past participle offight


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