set the wheels in motion

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Definition of set the wheels in motion

: to do something essential to begin a process With today's announcement, she has set the wheels in motion for a run for the presidency.

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“Set the wheels in motion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set%20the%20wheels%20in%20motion. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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