the head of a stringed instrument, with several pegs that can be turned so as to tune strings wound around them
A peg leg is an artificial leg made out of wood.
If someone pegs out, they are too exhausted to carry on with what they have been doing.
a child's spinning top, usually made of wood with a metal centre pin
to make (a person) committed to a course of action or bound to follow rules
close-fitting trousers made of stretch fabric
a peg used to hold down rope attached to a tent into the ground
A clothes peg is a small device which you use to fasten clothes to a washing line.
a person or thing that is a misfit, such as an employee in a job for which he or she is unsuited
a word for tooth used in speaking to young children
a method of stabilizing exchange rates, prices, etc, by maintaining a fixed level for a specified period or until the level has persisted at an upper or lower limit for a specified period and then permitting a predetermined incremental rise or fall
climbing that employs mechanical devices (aids) to accomplish difficult manoeuvres ( artificial moves)
Off-the-peg clothes are made in large numbers and sent to shops, not made specially for a particular person.
peg away (at):
to work steadily and persistently (at)
take down a peg:
to lower the pride or conceit of; humble or dispirit
round peg in a square hole:
a person in a position, situation, etc. for which he or she is unsuited or unqualified
square peg in a round hole:
If you describe someone as a square peg in a round hole, you mean that they are in a situation or doing something that does not suit them at all.
a square peg in a round hole:
If you describe someone as a square peg in a round hole, you mean that they are completely unsuitable for the job they are doing or the situation they are in.
a peg on which to hang something:
a way of introducing or drawing attention to your ideas or opinions
take someone down a peg or two:
to make someone who is behaving in an arrogant and unpleasant way realize that they are not as important or talented as they think
be brought down a peg/be taken down a peg:
If you say that someone should be brought down a peg or be taken down a peg, you mean that they should be made to realize that they are not so important or wonderful as they think they are.