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coach (someone) for (something)

To help someone to prepare for something. My daughter struggles with public speaking, so I coached her for the debate.
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coach someone for something

to train or drill someone in preparation for doing something. Elliott coached his roommate every night for the contest. Juan coached Alice for the play.
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drive a coach and horses through something

Fig. to expose weak points or "holes" in an argument, alibi, or criminal case by [figuratively] driving a horse and carriage through them. (Formal. Emphasizes the large size of the holes or gaps in the argument.) The barrister drove a horse and carnage through the witness's testimony. The opposition will drive a coach and horses through the wording of that government bill.
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drive a coach and horses through something

if someone drives a coach and horses through a rule, an opinion, a plan, or a tradition, they destroy it by doing something against it which it is too weak to prevent His company drove a coach and horses through employment legislation. She produced statistics which drove a coach and horses through the chairman's argument.
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n. a mobile snack truck. (The term was revived in the Persian Gulf War.) The roach-coach pulled up in front of the dorm every night about eleven.
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But coaches sometimes pick people up the wrong way and if that was the case, well, I like to think that I'm very coachable and listen.
He's very coachable in the ring and his athletic talent is amazing.
Obama gets the highest score as a coachable leader.
She's very coachable," said Gillespie, the former Oregon assistant coach and South Eugene head coach.
When you have a younger team, it's nice that one of your better players is very coachable and I think he's been a great example to the younger kids in showing them how to about your business and work hard," Richards said.
There's a higher premium on their paying attention and being coachable, because practice is going to move very fast," Bellotti said.
He's an incredibly coachable player and totally committed.
These guys are very, very coachable, and they're buying into what we're doing.
There's good chemistry and the kids are extremely coachable.
Phil is one of the most coachable kids I have ever been around,'' said Broneer, also a math teacher at Canyon.
The panel is one more group of people who now understand that the SAT is extremely coachable," says John Katzman, president of The Princeton Review.
Further, the New SAT is 45 minutes longer, over 40% more expensive, and twice as coachable (in fact, The Princeton Review has doubled its average score improvement guarantee to 200 points).
He was a very coachable kid who followed directions well and was a hard worker," Mr.