smooth the way for

smooth the way for somebody/something

also smooth somebody's/something's way
to make conditions easier for something to happen Parents can do a lot to smooth the way for their children when they start school. To smooth our way, many people offered to drive us to and from the hospital.
See also: smooth, way

smooth the way for somebody/something

  also smooth somebody's/something's way
to make it easier for someone to do something or for something to happen Parents can do a lot to smooth the way for their children when they start school. To smooth the bill's way through Congress, the President met with Republican leaders to hear their views.
See paper over the cracks
See also: smooth, way
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Meanwhile, Kendall has asked the city to help smooth the way for a $1 million project to recycle reclaimed water for irrigation and dust control at the Simi Valley Landfill.