soften the ground

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To prepare or create favorable conditions, especially with the intent of improving public acceptance of the forthcoming occurrence.
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A steady rhythm of leaks and informed speculation prepared America for the President's Lewinsky confessional. . . . "The leaks definitely softened the ground for Clinton," says TIME White House correspondent Jay Branegan.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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adoucir le sol

ammorbidire il terreno

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