pave the way

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From the idea that once a paved path has been laid, travel on the route is easier and smoother for others.

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pave the way (third-person singular simple present paves the way, present participle paving the way, simple past and past participle paved the way)

  1. (idiomatic, often followed by for) To make future development easier.
    Germany's development of rocket weapons paved the way for human controlled spaceflight.

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