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In economic terms, we need to lay down the groundwork for a future trade deal once we leave the EU. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Having prepared the technical groundwork, ministers have left entrepreneurs to get on with the job. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's vital to lay this groundwork before the situation reaches a crisis point. Christianity Today (2000)First, the ideas in these two theories provide the groundwork for the preferred habitat and liquidity premium theories. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)We have to go out there and lay the groundwork for the movie,' he says. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Despite speculation that the book was an attempt to lay the groundwork for a future career in politics, she said she is not running for office. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'groundwork'
British English: groundwork NOUN
The groundwork for something is the early work on it which forms the basis for further work.
Yesterday's meeting was to lay the groundwork for the task ahead.
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