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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.
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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.
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The thermal mass of the building's concrete structure is called into play as part of the interior climate control system, using a cast-in pipe system that circulates water heated and cooled as necessary, partly using waste heat.
With Mertson's love for animals as a basis, the three began to construct an "elaborate" business plan that called into play the techniques and principles learned in past business classes.
Women were declared, by the nature of their mental, physical, and social disabilities, to be so dissimilar to men that the Equal Protection Clause was never even called into play. End of story!
Over his 26 years at NCM, Collins has been regarded as a thoughtful, methodical consensus builder, qualities especially called into play when the 68-year-old William Kennedy stepped down after 18 years as CEO.
The concept of subsidiarity is enshrined in Catholic social teaching and is usually called into play when government tramples the political expression of the individual.
At Kuopio, Leiviski has called into play not only the essential dramatic interaction between priest and congregation, but has caused time and light, space and nature to take part.