to "qualify"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 2 16:56:24 UTC 2013

Not in OED. Patti Stanger on a re-run of Bravo's  _Millionaire Matchmaker_
advises her clients to "qualify" every girl they meet. And explains that
girls "can qualify a guy in no time."

The overall context suggests the meaning, "to estimate the quality or
suitability of."

The OED entry on "qualify" includes a number of surprising meanings, but
not this creepy one.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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