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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?
See also: groom

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?
See also: for, groom
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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"In addition to other appropriate training, AKC recommends that professional groomers should pass a course and exam on basic health and safety prior to being licensed as a professional groomer."
Rodriguez specified that PetSmart groomers go through 800 hours of training before they are hired and they also must meet annual safety certifications.
* 2011 - Barkleigh Honors Awards for Competitive Groomer of the Year Award
Before starting to groom the dog, groomers inspect its coat and look for any skin problems.
Consequently, the company has been able to incorporate the vibrator feature as an optional addition to the pan on the groomer. The starting price for a custom-built grooming drag is $21,000 and the average size is about 9 feet wide by 25 feet long.
"There is a shortage of professional groomers as the industry has only just started to take off.
Skill improvement and career advancement is, in fact, a big part of the Groomer SuperShow.
Careers in dog grooming If you love dogs and are good at handling them, a career as a dog groomer may appeal.
And Chelsea, who owns two cocker spaniels and an alsatian, was even offered a job by a dog groomer in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire.
Peter, who became a groomer at the age of 15, joined the Nuneaton kennels six months ago.
A grooming system based out of Quebec spawned the idea for the groomer and approached Ebert Welding to build it, knowing Ebert Welding was a New Holland dealership.
Clients, as well as their pets, build a bond with their groomer and will often ask their groomer for advice on food, treats, vet care and training.