draft for

draft (someone) for (something)

To enlist someone for some purpose. Unfortunately, the boss drafted me to plan this whole conference on my own.
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draft someone for something

to select someone for something or to do something. We drafted a bunch of the boys for moving tables. The committee drafted some of the members for kitchen work.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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One was described as "Draft for proposed Will," and the other as "Draft for proposed Letter." When she placed them before her on the table, her hand shook a little; and she applied the smelling-salts, which she had brought with her in Noel Vanstone's interests, to her own nostrils.
Noel Vanstone looked at the draft for the Will and the draft for the Letter with suspicious curiosity.
He read the draft for the Will first, pausing and knitting his brows distrustfully, wherever he found blank spaces left in the manuscript to be filled in with the names of persons and the enumeration of sums bequeathed to them.
The draft for the Letter was a much longer document.
An engineer and a lawyer who are now members of the House of Representatives pitched in on Wednesday their draft for a federal charter that would replace the 1987 Constitution.
Islamabad -- The former Interior Minister and member of political Jirga Rehman Malik said that the government has agreed on new draft for formation of judicial commission and hoped that Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) would also agree on this draft.
Commissioner Selig has, with mixed results, been attempting to control spending in the draft for years via his office's "slot recommendations".
I covered my first draft for Baseball America in 1997, as a truly peripheral part of the magazine's coverage.
Our own congressional leaders have considered adding women to the draft for many years.
As a result, the Joint Committee and the boards of directors of the AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy produced a revised exposure draft for member comments.
Applauding the decision to release the draft for public comment, TEI's president noted that the deliberate approach "made it possible for members and the public to scrutinize the specific proposals in a timely manner" and to identify problems with the proposals when it is still possible to do something about them.