lay the groundwork/foundation


: to provide the right conditions
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Recent Examples on the Web This maternal line has helped lay the foundation for Kaifer’s culinary success. Kayleigh Ruller, Charlotte Observer, 7 May 2024 The Commission aimed to establish a truthful record of what apartheid had done, present this truth to the South African people, and thereby lay the groundwork for a reconciliation among contending segments of the population so the country could heal. Mark Hertsgaard, TIME, 7 May 2024 This helps lay the foundation for a positive experience for everyone. Martine Thompson, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2024 Reading readiness is a crucial aspect of early childhood development, encompassing a range of skills and experiences that lay the foundation for future academic success. Plaza De La Raza, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2024 While the case was not successful, her legal theory would lay the groundwork for environmental justice cases to come. Monica Sanders, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Sources say Kim’s intention was to lay the foundation for season one of Avatar: The Last Airbender after stepping in for the beloved franchise’s creators. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Apr. 2024 One way to lay the groundwork for bundled solutions is for the EV ecosystem to bring in the home-building industry as a new partner. Tracy Price, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 That team would lay the groundwork for the investigation that Mr. Smith would take over as special counsel a year and a half later. Adam Goldman, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024

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