set the stage

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Etymology[edit]

set + the + stage

Verb[edit]

set the stage

  1. (idiomatic) To prepare; to establish the basis or required conditions.
    • 2008 March 20, Kristina Dell, "A Voter's Guide to the Economy," Time:
      White House policies—on taxing and spending, trade and regulation—will set the stage for recovery.

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