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- n. A suit consisting of matching jacket, trousers, and waistcoat.
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- n. a business suit consisting of a jacket and vest and trousers
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Clean-cut, smart, like he ought have been wearing a three-piece suit and carrying a briefcase.
It seemed the brothers had purchased every three-piece suit that was for sale: Black-and-white pin-stripes, blue-and-white pin-stripes, with fly-away collars and button-down jackets hiding matched silk vests accentuated by either Christian Dior or Calvin Klein ties.
Brother Freddy knew at once that the man was a foreigner; the stranger's long hair was curled in ringlets which fell to his shoulders, he wore an expensive three-piece suit which looked to be made of silk, his immaculately polished shoes were of soft Italian leather, his starched collar and cuffs dazzled with their whiteness, and gold cufflinks gleamed in the studio lights.
The driver, a stocky young woman of medium height dressed in a tweed three-piece suit and a little suède hat, got out, slammed the door, and came briskly up to George, who rose and saluted.
Oil landscapes hung on the plaster walls, and a portrait of a somber physician in three-piece suit and watchchain was illuminated by a dim brass fixture.
But no other machines were in sight, and as he closed his door, he looked up to see an old buzzard in some kind of powder-blue three-piece suit approaching, a cross between Colonel Sanders and Jimmy Carter, with the former’s corn-pone stylings and the latter’s hidden hardness of spirit.