What the hell, he already had enough judgments against him to pave the road to Tupelo.
He became the first Japanese American to permanently settle in the U.S., and helped to pave the way for other Japanese immigrants.
Or, to put it more bluntly, why pave over paradise to put up a parking lot?
The first in the room, to knock down the door, to break down the barriers, to pave the road that we all walk on.
Based on his actions so far, Francis will likely pave his own way in dealing with the crisis.
The nymphs of the pave, who made this place their habitation, were all returned from the toils of the night.
I wish you to go to her, and pave the way for a visit from me.
Neither he nor his refined and sympathetic pupil, Flandrin, did aught to pave the way for the modern movement.
The streets do not run with milk; nor in the spring-time do they pave them with fresh eggs.
"For Heaven's sake don't say that, Hugo," began the second brother, with a hasty desire to pave the way for reconciliation.
early 14c., "to cover (a street) with stones or other material," from Old French paver "to pave" (12c.), perhaps a back-formation from Old French pavement or else from Vulgar Latin *pavare, from Latin pavire "to beat, ram, tread down," from PIE *pau- "to cut, strike, stamp" (cf. Latin putare "to prune;" Greek paiein "to strike;" Lithuanian piauju "to cut," piuklas "saw"). Related: Paved; paving. The figurative sense of "make smooth" (as in pave the way) is attested from 1580s.