smooth the path for (someone or something)

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smooth the path for (someone or something)

To cultivate favorable conditions for someone to do something or for something to happen. I always take the kids on a fun trip during the last week of summer to smooth the path for their return to school. I've been creating detailed notes about my work routine to smooth the path for whoever will replace me.
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smooth the ˈpath/ˈway

make it easier for something to happen: The President’s speech smoothed the way for talks with the rebel leaders.
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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. Furthermore, for some manifolds, no amount of tugging or pushing rids the manifold of all its creases.
So, there will be delivery of cargo in smooth ways,' he said.
He said city wardens will also be deputed around graveyards for traffic control and guidance of visitors and anti encroachments staff will ensure clean and smooth ways to the graveyards.
The anthology includes 'Only The Beginning,' which follows the story of Andi, who swears that the bright lights and smooth ways of Manila would never seduce her again.
I have already a good working relationship with Murad Ali Shah as finance minister and hope that the affairs will be run in smooth ways, Ebad told reporters.
Finding the smooth ways for a peaceful interface between freedom and stability can no longer be ignored, or, postponed!
Mr Anwar may see a rosy picture in the whole scenario, but, unfortunately, things are not as good as he had tried to portray, The central bank reduced the policy rates not to boost demand for private business cohorts, but to give an arbitrage manipulation opportunity for the commercial banks to earn risk-free money and to smooth ways to invest in government securities against the reduces cost for the government.
Whether at a tea party or in an online chat, these innovative writers find smooth ways to describe a secret fantasy.
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.