What does “better-tailor” mean, used as a verb?

I’m a bit flummoxed as to a usage of “better-tailor”, apparently used as a compound verb. It was used in this sentence I saw:

But just like with the White House “We the People” thing, they will be able to better-tailor the letter that tells you they’re shoving it down your throat whether you want it or not.

I’m guessing from context it means something like “create in a skilled way” but I’ve never seen this used before; can someone give me a specific meaning?


The hyphen is misleading:

They will be able to better tailor the letter…

It means:

They will be able to tailor the letter better…

(Tailor means adapt/suit, and the adverb better is often a splitter of infinitives.)

The context is not all that formal or scholarly in point of grammar, so the slip is not surprising.

Ngrams has no instances of better-tailor, for what it’s worth.

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