blaze a trail

blaze a trail  {v. phr.}
1. To cut marks in trees in order to guide other people along a path or trail, especially through a wilderness.
Daniel Boone blazed a trail for other hunters to follow in Kentucky.
2. To lead the way; make a discovery; start something new.
Henry Ford blazed a trail in manufacturing automobiles.
The building of rockets blazed a trail to outer space.
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