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set the wheels in motion

to do something which will cause a series of actions to start
使运转起来
I thought a phone call to the right person might set the wheels in motion.
我想,给管事的人打个电话或许就会起作用。
Starting and beginningStarting again
Translations of “set the wheels in motion”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使運作起來…
(Definition of set the wheels in motion from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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