set the scene


set the scene
set the scene
To describe the background to an event, etc
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Main Entry:scene

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describe a place or situation in which something is about to happen
create the conditions for a future event

the congressman's speech set the scene for a bitter debate

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set the scene
1 : to give someone information that is needed to understand something

Before I tell the story, let me set the scene (for you).

2 : to create the conditions in which something can happen

His comments set the scene for an argument.

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Main Entry:scene
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set the scene — see scene
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Main Entry:set

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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