I came across this collocation just a few minutes ago, then as I was looking up to it online, I can't find the meaning of it. Only intervention or staging, which means not as a combined words.

Staging an intervention to reverse the effect of global warming is a brilliant idea.

What do you mean by this? Is it:

  • planning a method step by step
  • or staging=introducing

Since this has not been asked yet, I believe the site and learners would benefit from this. Please help to clarify this.

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From Merriam-Webster's definition of stage:

2 : to produce or cause to happen for public view or public effect
// stage a track meet
// stage a hunger strike

Although an intervention is not normally a public spectacle (if talking about, for instance, an intervention for a specific person), the verb is used in the same way.

In this case, it does seem to be used to describe a public spectacle. The people involved would be organizing, putting together, or holding an intervention.

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