install as

install as (something)

To formally induct someone into a particular office or role. A noun or pronoun can be used between "install" and "as." Sharon will be installed as our mayor next Friday.
See also: install
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

install someone as something

to inaugurate or launch someone into the role of something. The board installed Jerry as the new parliamentarian. She installed herself as the boss of the kitchen and wouldn't allow anyone else in.
See also: install
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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