prepare the ground

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I think that it may prepare the ground for your next interview with Miss Haldin if I tell you of it.
The rectory took much notice of him about that time, and I believe the young ladies attempted to prepare the ground for his conversion.
We launch the transport innovation project HypeUA, within the framework of which we will prepare the ground for the development of innovative transport systems in Ukraine.
He hoped that the deal will prepare the ground for more future cooperation.
Also, its purpose is to provide more quality for the country and prepare the ground for further international interactions, Moqaddam said.
He expressed hope that the possible prisoner swaps will prepare the ground for advancing the UN-brokered peace talks.
GROUND RULES FOR PREPARING YOUR RHUBARB I want to order some rhubarb plants and prepare the ground beforehand.
WANT to order some rhubarb plants and QI prepare the ground beforehand.
Ground rules for a great rhubarb patch 6 I want to order some rhubarb plants and prepare the ground beforehand.
The decision to invite Labour's interim leader Harriet Harman to a National Security Council briefing on the threat last week was seen as a further step to prepare the ground for a possible parliamentary vote to extend air strikes in the autumn.
According to Professor Dimitar Mircev, the situation should be resolved in three separate steps, the last one of which could be early parliamentary elections; Professor Mirjana Maleska believes the latest developments in the country showed the true face of a usurped and uncontrolled government; According to Professor Jove Kekenovski, the situation cannot be resolved overnight and it would take 6-12 months to prepare the ground for elections; while Professor Zidas Daskalovski says the wiretapping affair has demonstrated that the present political elites have no moral integrity and should be superseded by one ones.
Summary: The World Bank is helping Lebanon prepare the ground to request an influx of international aid to offset the high costs of the spillover from the Syrian war, President Jim Yong Kim told the Associated Press.

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