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de rigueur

  
  
If you say that a possession or habit is de rigueur, you mean that it is fashionable and therefore necessary for anyone who wants to avoid being considered unfashionable.      adj   v-link ADJ  
T-shirts now seem almost de rigueur in the West End.     
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rigour, ringer, rig, rigor

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