in order for (someone or something) to (do something)

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in order for (someone or something) to (do something)

With the aim, for the purpose, or as a means of allowing someone or something to do something. In order for you to pass the class, you'll need to get an A on all remaining quizzes and exams. Traffic had to be diverted in order for the helicopter to land next to the site of the accident.
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