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    Default to make oneself/sb ready for use (idiom)

    I need to find an idiom for a mening: to make oneself/sb ready for use. I can't come up with anything.

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    Default Re: to make oneself/sb ready for use (idiom)

    A person ready to be used? I'm not quite sure what you mean. Can you give an example?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: to make oneself/sb ready for use (idiom)

    I have a definition: make oneself/sb ready for use. And I have to find an idiom that fits to it.

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    Default Re: to make oneself/sb ready for use (idiom)

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    I have a definition: make oneself/sb ready for use. And I have to find an idiom that fits to it.
    The definition doesn't make sense. If people don't make themselves ready for use, then we wouldn't have an idiom for it.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: to make oneself/sb ready for use (idiom)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The definition doesn't make sense. If people don't make themselves ready for use, then we wouldn't have an idiom for it.
    But ready for a particular use works: 'primed for action', 'ready for anything', 'up for it'...

    (Sprinters refer to starting 'on the B of the bang')

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    Default Re: to make oneself/sb ready for use (idiom)

    I wouldn't class that as "somebody being ready for a particular use". Surely that's just "somebody being ready for something/to do something".
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    Default Re: to make oneself/sb ready for use (idiom)

    Yes, I was over-interpreting 'use'. A crossword-setter might think it needed a 'prop' ('somebody being ready for a particular purpose').

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