smooth the way for

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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.
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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
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In 1982, Simon Donaldson of Oxford University in England proved that not all topological four-manifolds can be constructed in a smooth way.
He moves in such smooth ways and has such good defensive play.
I think he moves in such smooth ways and has such good defensive play.
You might not find the creamy confection that is advertised on the sign, but you will find plenty of smooth ways to beat the heat.
Curtis, The People can reveal, used his smooth ways to charm a mum-of-two in North London eight years ago.
Elmore (Charles Brown), a dapper gambler whose smooth ways conceal a brutal core, is an agent of that pain, and his return to Ruby's life only complicates matters.