if the cap fits

idiom
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 trueThey may not like being called careless, but if the cap fits, wear it.

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“If the cap fits.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/if%20the%20cap%20fits. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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