open the way for somebody/something

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open the way for (something)

To provide or allow for an opportunity for something to happen. Many are worried that the controversial legislation will open the way for other laws that curb free speech and open dissent.
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open the way for somebody/something (to do something)

make it possible for somebody to do something or for something to happen: A group of diplomats went first, in order to open the way for a personal visit by the President.
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