point the way

idiom

: to show the way to go in order to get somewhere
She pointed the way to the exit.
often used figuratively
We led good lives, and we must thank our parents for pointing the way.Their work pointed the way for future scientific research.

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“Point the way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20the%20way. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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