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English idioms related to Influence & Involvement - The Reason Why

Explore English idioms regarding the reason why with examples like "for the sake of it" and "pave the way for".

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English idioms related to Influence & Involvement
one thing lead to another
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used when one wants to explain how a series of events made something happen without giving away many details
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to open the floodgates
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(of an action or decision) to allow for many possibilities, particularly those that were previously unavailable
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to pave the way for sth
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to create a situation in which it is easier for one to do something or for something to happen
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to be at the bottom of sth
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to be the direct cause of something, particularly something unpleasant
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to be down to sb/sth
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to be heavily dependent on someone or something
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for the sake of it
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with no particular or apparent reason
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to put one's finger on sth
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to figure out why things are the way they are and be able to identify the reason
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where the shoe pinch
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used to refer to where the all the trouble comes from or where things get difficult
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the finger of suspesion
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the strong belief of someone being responsible for or guilty of something
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a chicken and egg situation
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a situation in which one finds it impossible to determine which one of two things is responsible for the occurrence of another or existed before the other one did
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to point the finger at sb
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to blame someone or hold them accountable for something bad that has happened
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to set the stage for sth
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to do something that makes it possible or easier for something else to occur
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to sow the seeds of sth
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to cause the development of a particular idea or feeling
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