Translation of "set the scene" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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set the scene

to describe a situation where something is about to happen

First, let's set the scene - it was a dark, wet night with a strong wind blowing. 首先,我们来描述一下故事发生的背景——那是一个漆黑的夜晚,下着雨,狂风呼啸。

to make something possible or likely to happen

His resignation set the scene for a company crisis. 他的辞职引发了一场选举前的危机。

(Translation of “set the scene” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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