clear the way

clear the way
phrasal
: to make preparations : get everything out of the way in order to be ready for new developments or a new course of action

clear the way for the entertainment of the visitor

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clear the way
To make the way open
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Main Entry:clear

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remove an obstacle or hindrance to allow progress

the ruling could be enough to clear the way for impeachment proceedings

[in imperative] stand aside

Stand back, there! Clear the way!

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clear the way
1 : to make the area through which someone or something is trying to pass open and able to be used

Clear the way, please. [=move away from the area I am trying to pass through]

She directed traffic to clear the way for the ambulance.

2 : to allow something to happen or develop

The truce would clear the way for further discussions between the two groups.

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Main Entry:way

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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