call (something) into play

call (something) into play

To introduce something into a particular situation. Calling a merger into play might be the best option to save the company. I really wanted to visit you this weekend, but the flu called some other unpleasant factors into play.
See also: call, play

bring/call/put something into ˈplay

make something begin to work or operate; involve something in something: The exercise brings many skills into play.This latest decision calls many new factors into play.
See also: bring, call, play, put, something