fit for

fit someone for something

1. to measure someone for something. I have to fit him for his tuxedo. I'll take his measurements and get to work on it. She was fitted for her gown in only one afternoon.
2. to prepare someone for something; to make someone suitable for some purpose or activity. His education did not fit him for working with children. Her temperament does not fit her for this kind of work.
See also: fit
References in classic literature ?
Not only were the texture and pattern uncommonly beautiful, but the clothes which were made of the stuff possessed this wonderful property that they were invisible to anyone who was not fit for his office, or who was unpardonably stupid.
But he remembered when he thought about it that whoever was stupid or not fit for his office would not be able to see it.
The maitre d'hotel apologised to the little groups of people for the commotion-they were perhaps to blame for having employed a young man so delicate-he was scarcely fit for service.
I missed the fit for good and all, though I did not recover my full strength for some weeks after.
He felt himself fit for the New World and for the work that he had to do, and set himself resolutely to accomplish it.
Then again: I am heavily in debt - very heavily for me, who have now no expectations - and I have been bred to no calling, and I am fit for nothing.
I know only one thing that I am fit for, and that is, to go for a soldier.
It must be, that I am not fit for my good, profitable office
Under ordinary circumstances, after all that I had undergone, I should have been fit for bed and a trained nurse.
They are fit for any mischief, and it's my opinion they would try to kill us just the same if you hadn't picked a dinner-pail.
I still consider you are not fit for it," he kept saying.
An argument fit for great and mighty princes to have in their hand; to the end that neither by over-measuring their forces, they leese themselves in vain enterprises; nor on the other side, by undervaluing them, they descend to fearful and pusillanimous counsels.
So that you may conclude, that no people overcharged with tribute, is fit for empire.
I shall soon become a large fish fit for the tables of the rich, and then you can catch me again, and make a handsome profit of me.
He had, also, an excellent troop of horses, in prime condition, and fit for hard service.