if the cap fits

variants: or if the cap fits, wear it

Definition of if the cap fits

British
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

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

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

  3. : a cardinal's biretta

  1. : to provide or protect with a cap

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

  3. : to form a cap over : crown

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

  1. : capitalization

fit play fits
  1. : a division of a poem or song

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

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

  3. : 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

  2. : a sudden but transient attack of a physical disturbance

  3. : a sudden burst or flurry (as of activity)

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

  2. : to be seemly or proper for

  3. : to conform correctly to the shape or size of

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

  2. : the way clothing fits the wearer

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

  1. : dialectal past tense and past participle of fight


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