poise (oneself) for (something)

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poise (oneself) for (something)

To steady, brace, or otherwise prepare oneself for something. I poised myself for the boss's criticism at the meeting. Many companies are poising themselves for an expected tumble in the stock market this week. He poised himself for impact with the other car.
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poise oneself for something

to get ready for something. She poised herself for her dive. Fred poised himself for a fall, but everything worked out all right.
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Now a mature staple in the community, they have poised themselves for continued growth as a premiere window, door, and siding retailer.
The Emerging Company of the Year Award recognizes businesses that nave poised themselves for future growth by carving out a special business niche or by adopting creative marketing techniques.
This award recognizes businesses that have poised themselves for growth by carving out a special business niche or by adopting creative marketing techniques.
With such scents as Lisa's Ocean Rain, Island Passion, and Almond Cookie, Carol's Daughter brought in revenues of more than $3 million last year, earning it the Emerging Company of the Year, an award which recognizes businesses that have poised themselves for future growth by carving out a special business niche or by adopting creative marketing techniques.
This award recognizes businesses that nave poised themselves for future growth by carving out a special niche or by adopting creative marketing techniques.
This award recognizes businesses that have poised themselves for future growth by carving out a special business niche or by adopting creative marketing techniques.