coach (someone) for (something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: coach, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Known as a strict disciplinarian and perfectionist, Mumford coached for 36 years, utilizing innovative coaching styles and techniques that were way ahead of his time.
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