pave the way
Make progress or development easier, as in Her findings paved the way for developing a new vaccine. This expression alludes to paving a road so it is easier to travel on. [Late 1500s]
Commonly Confused Idioms And The Correct Way To Say ThemFor all intents and purposes, we want to nip in the bud these incorrect idioms that are not all one and the same.
Is It “Anyway,” “Anyways,” Or “Any Way”?Which word is it, anyway? Anyway is a common adverb used to mean in any case, while any way is an adjective-noun pair that means whichever path. Anyways is the very informal form of anyway. It never appears in formal writing, and its only real use is to simulate the spoken word in lines of dialogue. Anyway Anyway, used as an adverb, suggests a disregard …
suggest, offer, propose, submit, recommend, announce, open, predate, foreshadow, anticipate, presage, fit, provide, fix, gird, equip, brace, arrange, mitigate, soften
- pavarotti, luciano,
- pavel petrovich,
- pavement artist,
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.