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groom (someone) as (something)

To prepare or ready someone for a particular role or job. I heard that they're grooming Cara as the next CEO—is that true?
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groom (someone) for (something)

To prepare or ready someone for a particular role or job. I heard that they're grooming Cara for the CEO position—is that true?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

groom someone as something

to prepare someone for a job or position. He was grooming his son as his successor. They groomed Charles as the next treasurer.
See also: groom

groom someone for something

to prepare someone for something; to prepare someone to be someone. The boss is grooming his son for the presidency of the company. They are grooming the vice president for the top position.
See also: for, groom
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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