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English definition of “stage-manage”

stage-manage

verb [T] uk   /ˈsteɪdʒˌmæn.ɪdʒ/ us  
to arrange and control an event carefully in order to achieve the result you want: Many people have become cynical about the stage-managed debates between politicians which regularly appear on television.Managing and organizing
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