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come into play

(also bring sth into play)
If something comes into play, it starts to have a use or an effect in a particular situation, and if it is brought into play, it is given a use or an effect: In the summer months a different set of climatic factors come into play. All the resources and staff available were brought into play to cope with the crisis.
Translations of “come into play”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始活動, 投入使用, 起作用…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始活动, 投入使用, 起作用…
(Definition of come into play from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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