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agree in principle
To accept the general terms or conditions of a deal without having completed or agreed upon the specific details. The government has agreed in principle that it will cover the cost of building a new school, but so far we haven't seen a clear proposal on how this would be accomplished. We'll hammer out all the details later—getting them to agree in principle is an important first step. I know the city has agreed in principle to this refurbishment project, but they still haven't given us a timeline for its completion.
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