“He is absolutely laying the groundwork to make a decision,” said Hogan Gidley, a longtime adviser to the governor.
The resignations may be an attempt to appease his critics, protect his base, or lay the groundwork for an exit strategy.
In New York the groundwork was set for the U.N. Security Council vote.
All of these tenders and approvals lay the groundwork for an explosion of settlement construction in the coming months and years.
McShane believes a strained mother-child relationship sets the groundwork for a future in crime.
Honiton guipure lace is distinguished by the groundwork being of various stitches, in place of being sewn upon a net ground.
I accepted his denial as the groundwork of a reconciliation.
My groundwork for this marble would be exactly the same as that used for oak—a rich cream colour.
Though there may be a mistake in the application, the groundwork is strong and secure.
This constitutes the groundwork of their religion, sacrifices and worship.