Leave the field clear for somebody - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
leave the field clear for somebody
leave the field clear for (one)
To give one a clear or easier path to victory or success by no longer participating in a competition of some kind. The returning state champion's sudden departure from the tournament leaves the field clear for last year's runner-up to claim the title. To be honest, I'd rather withdraw from consideration and leave the field clear for you to get the job.
leave the field ˈclear for somebody,
leave somebody in possession of the ˈfield enable somebody to be successful in a particular area of activity because other people or groups are not competing with them any longer: Many of our more experienced players are injured or resting, which leaves the field clear for new talent.