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Suit Yourself

Posted by Alex on May 20, 2004

What's going on with the phrase suit yourself? I recently said it to a co-worker of mine, and she was apparently feeling a bit saucy because she decided to throw it back in my face, and thus asked me to really ponder the meaning of this undefinable expression.

Well, I came up with it literally meaning: Hey buddy- grow up, and get dressed your damn self! Or, suit up, without support from another.

Soooo, the question herein lies- how does this translate into the common usage of this phrase? It being roughly- you're missing out!

Any thoughts?