set the scene Meaning in the Cambridge English 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, ​wetnight with a ​strongwindblowing. to make something ​possible or ​likely to ​happen: His ​resignation set the scene for a ​companycrisis.
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