plan for

plan for

1. To make the necessary arrangements or preparations for something before it happens. The leak in the coolant system could have been catastrophic. Thankfully, we planned for just such an emergency, and we were able to patch it before it did any major damage. We've been planning for a trip across Europe for months now. It just feels like they didn't plan for this wedding very carefully, you know?
2. To make preparations for someone or a group of people. You're more than welcome to join us for dinner, but I hadn't planned for more than four, so there might not be very much food. Jeff said you can plan for him for Christmas dinner.
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plan for someone

to prepare enough [of something] for someone. Fred just called and said he can show up for dinner after all. Please plan for him. Tony wasn't planned for, and there is no place for him to sit.
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plan for something

 
1. to prepare for something. I need to take some time and plan for my retirement. We carefully planned for almost every possibility.
2. to prepare or estimate for a certain number [of people or things]. I am planning for twelve. I hope everyone can come.
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plan for

v.
To prepare for something: Many people don't plan for retirement and then find that they haven't saved enough money.
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What plan for the regulation of the militia may be pursued by the national government, is impossible to be foreseen.
With the enactment of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, one thing is certain--companies are more focused on identifying the right retirement plan for their employees.
[They] did not plan for the alternative approaches their students might need." (6)
During its examination of the plan for the 2000 plan year, the IRS discovered the contributions allocated to the accounts of three participants exceeded the maximum limitation.
Hardship withdrawals also are trouble-some, usually because of the often overlooked requirement that an employee who takes a withdrawal to pay medical bills or purchase a principal residence, for example, must cease deferring income through the plan for six months.
Her solution to move to a consumer-driven health plan for her 13 employees not only is helping the company cut costs, but offering much more than she bargained for--employees who are satisfied with their benefit plan, are understanding the true cost of health-care products and services, and have a financial stake in their health care.
Of the book's 283 pages, a significantly smaller proportion is devoted to the "how to" and techniques for dealing with damaged items, and considerably more space is allotted to the process of preparing and implementing a solidly formulated disaster plan for a local institution.
In some cases, relatively minor changes in structuring an arrangement could have avoided problems that complicate the design of the optimal retirement plan for physicians.
It was during this latest phone call that I realized my friend's plan for draining the swamp was terrible--if he had a plan at all.
Law enforcement administrators know that they should plan for future events or assignments.
Obversely, where there is no binding commitment, there should be no plan for purposes of section 355(e).
Here's how to set up an employee investment plan for your company
If the annual cost of the company plan for single employees is $1,700, and the cheapest singles plan in the area costs $200 less, and there are 8,300 single employees, the new Cooper tax comes to $581,000.
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