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set the scene

to describe a situation where something is about to happen
描述实况;叙述背景
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。
Defining and explaining
to make something possible or likely to happen
(为…)做好准备(或铺垫)
His resignation set the scene for a pre-election crisis.
他的辞职引发了一场选举前的危机。
Helping and co-operating
Translations of “set the scene”
in Chinese (Traditional) 描述實況, 敍述背景, (爲…)做好準備(或鋪墊)…
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