One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Becoming active, operative, or effective.‘luck comes into play’
- ‘I just thought there would be quite a bit of reporting whether or not that law would come into play here.’
- ‘Proximity doesn't come into play in the case of Japan, which produces 5 million of our visitors.’
- ‘All variety of perceptual illusion comes into play to cover up the flaws in the technology.’
- ‘Most notably, at least two helicopters that have rescue hoists, you know, which obviously could come into play.’
- ‘This is where personal campaigning by influential people here comes into play.’
- ‘Throughout my course of investigation, I have seen this tenet come into play many times.’
- ‘Then moral factors come into play - which, for some people, is too much to cope with.’
- ‘Adding to the complexity, state ethics rules also come into play.’
- ‘The concern for our joint responsibility to encourage rehabilitation should come into play in borderline cases.’
- ‘There comes a point in the refurbishment process where the law of diminishing returns come into play.’
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