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English definition of “leave the field clear for sb”

leave the field clear for sb

to stop competing with someone, making it possible for them to succeed : John decided not to apply for the job , which left the field clear for Emma.Retiring and resigning from work
(Definition of leave the field clear for sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “leave the field clear for sb”

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