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prepare the way (for something)
To create or prepare the basics or essential foundation (for something); to pave the way (for something). Our success with this healthcare bill wouldn't be possible, had the previous administration not prepared the way. As CEO of the company, I prepared the way for one of the most successful international firms in the country.
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