fit (one) for (something)

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fit (one) for (something)

1. To measure one's body for an article of clothing (to ensure that it will fit well). Don't worry, the seamstress is coming today to fit you for your dress.
2. To ideally prepare or equip one to do something. His time as a medic really fit him for a career as a trauma surgeon after his tour of duty.
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fit someone for something

 
1. to measure someone for something. I have to fit him for his tuxedo. I'll take his measurements and get to work on it. She was fitted for her gown in only one afternoon.
2. to prepare someone for something; to make someone suitable for some purpose or activity. His education did not fit him for working with children. Her temperament does not fit her for this kind of work.
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References in classic literature ?
He felt that he was fit for something better than to add up accounts, and it was humiliating that he did so ill something which seemed contemptible.
What could ever prove that death is "here to teach us something, or to make us fit for something"?
It's a short format and he is not 100 per cent fit for something like test cricket right now.
Brands about discovery, exploration, courage, and risk-taking would be the best fit for something like this," Collins said.
The noble Debs, a patriot of Terre Haute, Indiana, spent almost three years in a federal prison for a Hall of Fameworthy 1918 speech in which he told an audience in Canton, Ohio, "you are fit for something better than slavery and cannon fodder." (Priggish despot Woodrow Wilson refused to release Debs after the war; that act of justice was left to a far better man, the peaceful Warren G.
"That is thought to be a natural fit for something like this, but once the research centre gets explored, maybe other ideas will come forward."