yard goods

plural noun

Definition of yard goods 

: fabrics sold by the yard : piece goods

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For the sake of comparison, that’s more than a yard better than former Bear Alshon Jeffery. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Go deep? Bears in play for speedy wide receiver Sammy Watkins," 12 Mar. 2018 His worst season in yards per target (9.22 in 2015) was over a half-yard better than Evans's career-best mark. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Julio Jones vs. Mike Evans: Who is the Better Fantasy Football Pick in 2017?," 2 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of yard goods

1895, in the meaning defined above

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