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lay down the marker

To set an authoritative example or standard for others to follow. By intervening in this conflict, our country shall lay down the marker that terrorism cannot and will not go unpunished in any corner of the Earth. Her breakthrough research laid down the marker for geneticists for decades to come.
See also: down, lay, marker

put down a marker

To publicly demonstrate to others what one is capable of or intends to do. The president was quick to put down a marker about his plans regarding a tax overhaul for middle-class workers. This opening match was a chance to put down a marker within the league. Unfortunately, we didn't meet our own expectations yesterday.
See also: down, marker, put

put down a marker

COMMON If you put down a marker, you do something that shows people what you are capable of, or what you intend to do in the future. Bates has certainly put down a marker of intent in his ambitions for the title. Note: Verbs such as set and lay can be used instead of put. St Mel's, winners of more titles than any other team, have set down a marker for those who might hope to beat them later in the season.
See also: down, marker, put

marker

n. a personal promissory note; an IOU. Bart signed a marker for $3,000 and handed it to Sam.
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Two kinds of strategies including flanking markers selection and MBLUP selection were adopted aiming at non-specific marker in the paper, so as to provide the reference for implementing marker-assisted introgression in practice.
There was no solution for camera tracking in an environment with fixed markers with known positions.
To assess the efficacy of fiducial marker implantation, we defined satisfactory rate of implantation for CyberKnife treatment as at least four implanted fiducial markers without migration enabled adequate treatment planning and CT simulation.
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1) propose prospective follow-up studies as the best design for studying prognostic markers, and this is certainly the case for this class of markers (2).
Ankle joint centers were estimated in both cases by the average of medial and lateral ankle marker positions, and a knee center was estimated by the average of medial and lateral markers located near the top of the shank piece.
Portable, hand-held equipment is used to find electronic markers by transmitting a radio frequency signal into the ground.
Biochemical markers of bone turnover are substances that serve as indicators of bone remodeling activity, either bone destruction or formation.
Americans United's legal department sent two letters to the VA, demanding approval of the pentacle for use on markers, headstones and plaques.
The posts for post-mounted markers should be made from 24-gauge steel, aluminum or fiberglass.
Other advantages of using these markers include the following:
So while doing his internship, he began research into Chinese herbal medicine treatments for cancer patients and a new technique of biochemical biopsy for tumor markers.
Sargent Art introduces the Classic Fine Tip and Classic Broad Tip Markers to their full line of felt-tip markers
She studied a corpus of 34 recent research articles printed in electronic and electrical engineering journals, identified and analyzed three types of discourse markers (attitude markers, certainty markers, and common knowledge markers), and created a taxonomy based on these markers and their functions.