- Preliminary or basic work: the inquiry’s findings are expected to lay the groundwork for a complete overhaul of the systemMore example sentences
preliminary work, preliminaries, preparations, preparatory measures, basic work, spadework, legwork, hard work, donkey work, hack work; planning, arrangements, organization, homework; basics, rudiments, essentials, fundamentals, underpinning, footing, foundation, cornerstone• informal nitty-gritty, nuts and bolts, brass tacks
- With these two books he covers most of the basic groundwork for becoming a photographer.
- The first step is to do the basic groundwork of self-education on the issues and problems to be combated.
- But no amount of groundwork could prepare you for the verticality of the cliffs here.