smooth the way

idiom

Definition of smooth the way

: to make it easier to reach a conclusion, result, etc. They smoothed the way for a quick end to the dispute.

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“Smooth the way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smooth%20the%20way. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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