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

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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