set the stage

set the stage
phrasal to provide the basis or background <
this trend will set the stage for higher earnings
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • set the stage — If you create the conditions for something to happen or take place, you set the stage for it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • set the stage —    If you set the stage for an event or a development, you create conditions that allow it to happen.     The agreement set the stage for their future working relationship …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • set the stage — verb To prepare; to establish the basis or required conditions. White House policies on taxing and spending, trade and regulation will set the stage for recovery. Syn: pave the way …   Wiktionary

  • set the stage for something — phrase to create the conditions in which something is likely to happen The drivers’ demands were rejected, setting the stage for a prolonged transport strike. Thesaurus: to make something possiblesynonym Main entry: set * * * set the stage (for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • set the stage for something — set the stage for (something) if you set the stage for something, you make it possible or likely to happen. The purpose of that first meeting was to set the stage for future co operation between Russia and the USA …   New idioms dictionary

  • set the stage for — (something) if you set the stage for something, you make it possible or likely to happen. The purpose of that first meeting was to set the stage for future co operation between Russia and the USA …   New idioms dictionary

  • set the stage for — ► set the stage for prepare the conditions for. Main Entry: ↑stage …   English terms dictionary

  • set the stage for — {v. phr.} To prepare the way or situation for (an event); to make a situation ready for something to happen. * /The country s economic problems set the stage for a depression./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set the stage for — {v. phr.} To prepare the way or situation for (an event); to make a situation ready for something to happen. * /The country s economic problems set the stage for a depression./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set\ the\ stage\ for — v. phr. To prepare the way or situation for (an event); to make a situation ready for something to happen. The country s economic problems set the stage for a depression …   Словарь американских идиом

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