1. 1〔素質〕the makings ((of))
    • 彼女には政治家の素地があった
    • She had an aptitude for politics./She had (in her) the makings of a fine politician.
  1. 2〔基礎〕groundwork
    • 話し合いの素地はすでに出来ている
    • The groundwork for negotiations has already been laid.