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

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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 ​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…
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