set the pattern

idiom

Definition of set the pattern

: to create an example which is followed by others The book set the pattern for detective fiction.

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“Set the pattern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20the%20pattern. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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