a growing concern for personal grooming⇒
He was touched by barbers and manicurists and masseuses so that he fairly shone with grooming.
The Tory leader added: `Internet grooming should be a criminal offence.'⇒
The sexual offences bill makes the grooming of a child a criminal offence.
to groom someone for the Presidency
"He was just about to draw the blanket over his face when he saw Mogget, still sunning and grooming himself on the bow.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
An impressive Leadership Development Centre in Mysore is the grooming ground for future leaders.Business Today (2002)
For one thing, Kate preferred to work as a loner, cultivating her own personal contacts, shielding her informers, grooming her spokesmen.Riot
Learning about the real conditions in which people lived was an important part of this ` grooming ' process.BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)
Male grooming is a bit alien to someone like me, who thinks a spa is something that happens in a boxing ring.Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Police are to monitor conversations on internet chat rooms in a bid to prevent paedophiles from grooming victims on the web.Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
The case rekindled concerns about so-called " grooming " by adults, who contact children via the internet.New Zealand Herald (2003)
The marmalade cat was grooming itself on the Gordons ' doorstep, submitting first one and then the other back leg to careful inspection.Forests of the Night