Meaning of “set the scene/stage” in the English Dictionary

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"set the scene/stage" in British English

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set the scene/stage

also the scene/stage is set

used to mean that conditions have been made right for something to happen, or that something is likely to happen:

This weekend's talks between the two leaders have set the scene for a peace agreement to be reached.
The stage looks set for a repeat of last year's final.

(Definition of “set the scene/stage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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