choose from

choose from (people or things)

To select from a group of options. The supervisor will choose from these candidates for someone to fill the position.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

choose from someone or something

to make a selection from a group of persons or things. You will have to choose from these people only. Ron chose from the items in the catalog.
See also: choose
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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That could mean that districts aren't eagerly publicizing the choice provisions, or that parents aren't impressed with the array of often-dysfunctional public schools they have to choose from. That's why conservatives say the federal government should go the next step and provide students with vouchers for private schools.
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But beyond postmodernism, what else did we have to choose from in 1995?
There is in fact what I call an "original choice." At some point I choose from among the vast array of possibles that my freedom is, which I signify as my "original choice" or "project." My project signifies my being-for-itself as transcending the various givens which are my situation, such as my place, my surroundings, and my past.
The second competitive force is the "Threat of Substitute Services." In other words, are there other alternatives to choose from?
We rely on decision theory because, as in other decision situations, there is an individual who must make a decision, there are several alternatives to choose from, and the individual has many considerations for comparing and evaluating the alternatives.
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For the semifinals, classical competitors must choose from three given variations or pas de deux.