Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) identify or designate someone/something for a particular purpose
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be earmarked for a promotion
The verb 'to earmark' means to designate something for a particular purpose or outcome. "The grant has been earmarked for new educational materials." "She was earmarked at an early age for the championship."
Social Examples (Basic)
My wife has already earmarked the money I was given by my uncle for a down payment on a new car, but I was hoping to spend it on a holiday.
The 50/30/20 method of budgeting recommends earmarking 50% of your budget for basic needs like rent, groceries and bills.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Apparently, Lucy has been earmarked to take over from John as CEO when he retires next year. She is certainly the best qualified.
Most of the profits had been earmarked for shareholders, but Susan wished to see at least some of it invested back into the company in order to expand the business.
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