But she came away from the experience empowered by her newly politicized perception of grooming habits.
The move is yet another sign that he is grooming his son to take over for him.
Though he never said so publicly, Mubarak was thought to be grooming his younger son, Gamal, to take over as president.
And there are other opportunities in grooming that are interesting.
“Both Cecil and [D.O.] allege that Mr. Clash courted them when, in fact, what he was doing was grooming them,” Herman said.
Pedro, the old coachman, was polishing the state carriage, while two stable-boys were grooming the horses.
With that he proceeded to give Bobby such a grooming as he had never had before.
Individuals of both sexes performed this grooming and the recipient might be of either the same sex or the opposite sex.
When it came to grooming the mud was caked thick on all hides.
He busied himself with the pony, stripping away the hanging saddle, grooming it.
c.1200, grome "male child, boy;" c.1300 as "youth, young man." No known cognates in other Germanic languages. Perhaps from Old English *groma, related to growan "grow;" or from Old French grommet "servant" (cf. Middle English gromet "ship's boy," early 13c.). Meaning "male servant who attends to horses" is from 1660s.
husband-to-be at a wedding, c.1600, short for bridegroom, in which the second element is Old English guma "man."
1809, from groom (n.1) in its secondary sense of "male servant who attends to horses." Transferred sense of "to tidy (oneself) up" is from 1843; figurative sense of "to prepare a candidate" is from 1887, originally in U.S. politics. Related: Groomed; grooming.