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Meaning of "if the cap fits" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IF THE CAP FITS

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IF THE CAP FITS

if
if only
if the worst comes to the worst
if you please
IFA
IFAD
IFC
Ife
iff
iffier
iffiest
iffy
Ifni
IFP
IFR
IFS
iftar

WORDS THAT END LIKE IF THE CAP FITS

employee benefits
fringe benefits
health benefits
mesne profits
National Insurance benefits
pension benefits
social benefits
social security benefits
trading profits
welfare benefits
with-profits

Synonyms and antonyms of if the cap fits in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «if the cap fits» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IF THE CAP FITS

Find out the translation of if the cap fits to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of if the cap fits from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «if the cap fits» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

如果对号入座
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Si los ajustes del casquillo
570 millions of speakers

English

if the cap fits
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टोपी फिट बैठता है अगर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إذا كانت نوبات كاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

если бровь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

se os ajustes da capitalização
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যদি ক্যাপ ফিট হয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

si les ajustements de cap
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jika topi sesuai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wenn die Kappe passt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キャップフィットの場合
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

캡 맞는 경우
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yen tutup cocok
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nếu nắp phù hợp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொப்பி பொருந்துகிறது என்றால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅप फिट असेल तर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Eğer başlık uygunsa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

se le crisi cap
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jeśli pasuje cap
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

якщо брову
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dacă se potrivește cu cap
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αν τα ταιριάζει καπάκι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

As die skoen pas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

om locket passar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hvis hetten passer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of if the cap fits

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IF THE CAP FITS»

The term «if the cap fits» is regularly used and occupies the 56.288 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IF THE CAP FITS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about if the cap fits

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IF THE CAP FITS»

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The Dyet of Poland: A Satyr
... nor the Inhabitants of the Moon will protect Folks from being hang'd, as the Frenchman said, for sinkings goon, Gentlemen,. and if the Cap fits any Body let ' em wear it. Yon are vvetcome to fay these Pelijh Grandees represent Englishmen , ...
Daniel Defoe, 1705
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Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers
A sample of Spurgeon's approach in those popular works reads: John Ploughman's Pictures IF THE CAP FITS, WEAR IT FRIENDLY READERS: Last time I made a book I trod on some people's corns and bunions, and they wrote me angry ...
Lewis A. Drummond, 1992
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
If the cap fits, wear it. (APP 55; ODEP 101; EAP 56; CODP 31; MP 91; DAP 82) 1859 Play title: If the Cap Fits Harrington, N. H., and Edmund Yates. 1908 MUFFINS: If the cap fits you, wear it. (I, p. 14) Dumont, Frank. The Old New Hampshire ...
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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London Charivari
Here is the Emperor op the French taking a leaf from English history, and threatening to take any Pope's Bull by the horns that enters his dominions. Louis, like our Henry, seems thoroughly prepared to try on the tiara, ana if the cap fits we have ...
Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, 1860
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English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
If you could only have seen it! if so ne rast te' tille □ He will not die unless we abandon him, and if so, we are indeed answerable for his blood. if the cap Fits, wear it po te dogji, mbaje □ / have noticed that there are some classrooms where the ...
Ilo Stefanllari, 2000
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Reggae Wisdom: Proverbs in Jamaican Music
Prfrmr: Wailing Wailers, "Together Again," Wailing Again Annot: MKH 80; TW 237; ST 348:4; Matthew 22:14. If the cap fits, wear it. Prfrmr: Bob Marley, "Who the Cap Fit," Rastaman Vibration Prfrmnc: Only your friend know your secret, so only ...
Anand Prahlad
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
[Late 1500s] if the shoe fits, wear it Also, if the cap fits, wear it. If something applies to you, accept it, as in These problems are hard to solve, and most people would need help, so ifthe shoe fits, wear it! This expression originated as the cap fits, ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions: Second Edition
Ifthe cap fits The start ofa longer saying— 'if the cap fits, wear it'. It means that a criticism that has been made is probably an accurate one. The implication is that either the person should accept the criticism or do something about making ...
Ian Stuart-Hamilton, 2006
9
The Second Algernon Blackwood Megapack: 28 Classic Tales of ...
... story that grew apparently out of the reference to American doctors. For that particular invisible bait still hovered above the surface of his slow mental stream, and he was making a second shot IF THE CAP FITS— | 126 IF THE CAP FITS
Algernon Blackwood, 2013
10
Chambers Idioms
cap cap in hand humbly: Her son has left home but he'll come back cap in hand when he has run out of money! a feather in one's cap see feather. if the cap fits from the saying if the cap fits, wear it, which means that if you think what has been  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IF THE CAP FITS»

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Which Champs Will Keep World Crowns? Men's 4x200m Free …
If the cap fits: Ryan Lochte is aiming for a sixth straight 4x200m free gold - photo by Patrick B. Kraemer. Who is shaping up for a knockout in ... «SwimVortex.com, Jun 15»
2
Tony Abbott's Reject Shop photo fail highlights the political value of …
Old saying "if the cap fits wear it". Commenter: Old Jack; Location: Sitting in front of my computer; Date and time: Thu Jun 04 07:59:34 UTC ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 15»
3
Andre Dirrell willing to travel to UK for DeGale rematch
1 · June 3 at 10:42pm. Bryan Irving · Top Commenter · Skelmersdale. I meant Dirrell, Scott, but if the cap fits ..... Reply · Like. · June 3 at 10:43pm. «Boxing News 24, Jun 15»
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Wallabies for Naiyaravoro if the cap fits
Taqele Naiyaravoro says he'll ditch his million-dollar deal with the Scottish Rugby Union if he is capped by the Wallabies this year. In a huge ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
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Beware the not-so-smartphones that eat your data while you sleep
If the cap fits: people travelling abroad can get their provider to impose a limit on how much data they can use. Photograph: Alamy. Anna Tims. «The Guardian, May 15»
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The cat's got Uncle Gaybo's tongue as veteran broadcaster takes a …
If the cap fits.. Gaybo and wife Kathleen. Motormouth broadcaster Gay Byrne was keeping unusually quiet today - after being struck down with a ... «Irish Mirror, Apr 15»
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If the cap fits
Sir, – There is a very serious purpose to golfers wearing caps, goofy, money-earning or otherwise. It is to protect their heads and faces from the ... «Irish Times, Apr 15»
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If the cap fits... Rumsey Wells was the man for the job
Trade and Industry -- Manufacturing Rumsey Wells hat factory home of the world famous doggy cap Pictured left to right Mrs. M. Drane, cap ... «Norwich Evening News, Apr 15»
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Norwich gatecrash the Championship's promotion party but the …
But if the cap fits… MORE: Club Metro. Club Metro is a place for football reporting by fans, for fans. The opinions expressed belong to the author ... «Metro, Apr 15»
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Rates cap compromise hope
If the cap fits: Kingston mayor Geoff Gledhill is confident council can cope with rates cap if the state government listens to councils' concerns. «Bayside News, Mar 15»

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