apprentice (one) to (someone)

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apprentice (one) to (someone)

To pair one with an expert in a particular field or trade so that one can learn about it. I have apprenticed my son to the local blacksmith. My brother was not a great student, so my parents decided to apprentice him to a master builder. I didn't have a keen interest in making shoes, but my family apprenticed me to the town cobbler nonetheless.
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apprentice someone to someone

to assign someone to work at a certain trade and learn it from someone experienced. She apprenticed her son to a local diesel mechanic. I apprenticed myself to a printer and learned what it means to get really dirty.
See also: apprentice, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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