send ahead for

send ahead for (someone or something)

1. To dispatch a request for someone or something to be ready or available by the time that one arrives. The conductor of the train sent ahead for a doctor to meet them at the next station to treat the ill passenger. I always send ahead for a limo to pick me up from the airport whenever I fly.
2. To direct someone to travel ahead in order to bring back or make ready or available someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "send" and "ahead." I sent my assistant ahead for lunch reservations at the hotel. The whole unit was moving slower due to the lieutenant's injuries, so they sent me ahead for help.
See also: ahead, for, send
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

send ahead for something

to send a message for something to be ready or available when one arrives. I will send ahead for a taxi to meet us at the station. We sent ahead for room reservations at the hotel.
See also: ahead, for, send
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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