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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.
(Definition of come into play from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come into play”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始活动, 投入使用, 起作用…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始活動, 投入使用, 起作用…
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