set the scene/stage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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

"set the scene/stage" in British English

See all translations

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 ​peaceagreement to be ​reached. The ​stagelooks 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)
Translations of “set the scene/stage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 铺平道路,做好准备…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋪路,做好準備…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More