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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?
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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Every Bergamo groom possesses simple elegance and classic confidence.
According to the folklore, the male deities of the three villages Surkheda, Sanada and Ambal where this custom is followed were bachelors and the villagers in order to show them respect keep their grooms at home, doing so they believe will protect their grooms from harm.
The awards recognise the hard work, dedication and role that grooms have in the success of riders, horses and yards across the country.
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Whatever your dog's coat, it's good to have a short groom every day."
The groom is a necessary component in a happy marriage--between you and your carpet.
Bernard Caldwell, head of the Irish Stable Staff Association, said: "We feel this is a great way to recognise the contribution stud grooms make to the industry."
In 1957, Grooms relocated to New York City, the place that would from then on become his home and the inspiration for much of his artistic output.
BHS-certified grooms and stable managers may apply to join the register from 1 January 2007.
The animal that viewed the scratching display usually began to groom the indicated spot, even if he was already grooming another part of the gesturing chimp.
In reconciling the sophistication of high art with the naivete of folk art and the humor of the cartoonist, Red Grooms helped redefine the concept of portraiture at the end of the 20th century.
Tokens that did not follow the gender logic of the woman's engagement ring might be more acceptable to prospective grooms, and thus the industry did not adopt one particular style.
In Bombingham, a fine new novel by Anthony Grooms, we are given an insider's view of Birmingham, Alabama, at the height of the civil rights movement.
NEW YORK--A new museum exhibit at the National Academy of Design Museum in New York celebrates the career of Red Grooms. Entitled "Red Grooms, Selections from the Graphic Work," the exhibit features more than 100 objects, including both two and three-dimensional works, which highlight the artist's unique mastery of a wide array of print-making techniques.