lay the groundwork/foundation

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lay the groundwork/foundation

:to provide the right conditions
  • We are laying the groundwork/foundation for additional research.

Word by Word Definitions

groundwork play
  1. : foundation, basis

foundation play
  1. : the act of founding

  2. : a basis (such as a tenet, principle, or axiom) upon which something stands or is supported

  3. : funds given for the permanent support of an institution : endowment


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