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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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drive a coach and horses through (something)

To expose the flaws in something, such as a statement, argument, or belief. Primarily heard in UK. The suspect had said he wasn't there that night but then drove a coach and horses through that idea with today's contradictory statement.
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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

mainly BRITISH
If you drive a coach and horses through an agreement or an established way of doing something, you destroy it or change it completely. The judgment appeared to drive a coach and horses through the Hague agreement. Ministers are driving a coach and horses through the plans.

drive a coach and horses through

make something entirely useless or ineffective. British
An early example of this idiom is found in this statement by the Irish lawyer Stephen Rice ( 1637–1715 ): ‘I will drive a coach and six horses through the Act of Settlement’. Early versions of the phrase also refer to a space big enough to turn a coach and six (or four ) (i.e. horses) in, but the context, following Rice's declaration, is very often that of rendering a law or regulation ineffective.
1997 Spectator A coach and horses was driven through one of the guiding principles of American statecraft.
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drive a coach and ˈhorses through something

succeed in avoiding certain rules, conditions, etc. in an obvious and important way, without being punished: The wage increase we’ve been given is three times the government’s limit. We’ve driven a coach and horses right through their pay policy.

roach-coach

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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35) Coacher, supra note 24, at 156; AR 190-53, supra note 33, para.
146) See Coacher, supra note 24, at 178 (concluding that the SCA is not applicable to e-mail service provided by the Air Force to its Airmen and civilian employees).
See also Moody and Coacher, supra note 1, at 182 (noting that impeachment by contradiction is often misunderstood, misused, or not used at all).
Mahmoud Abul, the project manager, told KUNA that it aims at building modern stadiums and fields, equipped with state-of-art facilities, competent managers and coachers.
Scheduled to start on April 25-26, the tournament will bring together budding talents representing different clubs under the supervision of coachers from the prominent British team - Manchester United.
Esa comprension de lo que hacemos con el lenguaje y lo que el lenguaje hace con nosotros es la labor propia de lo que se denomina Retorica, que no es en absoluto el arte de convencer y de manipular a que lo reducen los coachers y sofistas modernos.
This subject caused to the teachers & coachers tried to update their data & participated in the virtual schools, health & sport education & the education department supported them & the IT must classify the information based on physical-education in school, to increasing the findings & then increase the benefits (A.
A female commuter said: "The coachers already have less number of women's seats but unfortunately occupied by male passengers".
Based on these findings, coachers might consider and capitalize on students' responsibility goals in the athletic classes.
All my coachers are trained to a high level so you get the best out of your training with Contender.
Under TQM, manager's priorities are reordered, their decision making and control functions contract and their role as consultants and coachers grows.
Where does sport psychology fall here, and where do the sport managers, coachers, owners, players, and fans fall?
In sports, he was founder and president of the Tuscarawas Tennis Association and member of the Ohio Tennis Coachers Association, North East Ohio Tennis Association, and United States Tennis Association.
For investigating significant level of "t" tested at [alpha] = 0/05 are used deductive analytic, regarding to the mean (3/08) that larger than hypothetical mean (3) so can be resulted cases like as giving valuable services to the customers have desirable effects on the sports of capitals, decrease of capitals, sports' problems, publishing the information about customers' feedback (such as satisfactions and complaints) investing on the needs of coachers and athletes by resistant efforts to satisfy them, achieving data easily, getting correct answers from authorities, not having unfair rules to the other customers.
plans, working closely with local professional service providers to draft local policy recommendations on promotion of Roma/Egyptian entrepreneurship as well as acting as coach of R/E coachers in three regions.
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