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Idiom of the week- Lay the groundwork

Posted by englishlessons on October 25, 2012

Definition:

create a foundation; provide the basics or fundamentals

Examples:

This math class will lay the groundwork for calculus.

Her early research laid the groundwork for the discovery.

Picture it:

To construct a building, you must lay the groundwork or foundation first.

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