Meaning of 'mark out'

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #25 [color=blue]“Mark Idioms”, question 6

From an early age he was marked out to become leader of his party.

(a) created
(b) fostered
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(d) destined

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #25 [color=blue]“Mark Idioms”, answer 6

From an early age he was destined to become leader of his party.

Correct answer: (d) destined
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please give a result of my question.

Lenka

As indicated in the test answer, mark out means destined. To destine is to aim someone in a certain direction: his daughter is destined to go to university, his intention is that his daughter will go to university.

Hi,

This expression has the sense of being singled out/picked out often at an early age and usually with the idea of achieving great things.

A

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