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come into play

To become a factor in a particular situation. Once personal insults come into play, it's very hard to resolve a situation calmly. My kids usually get cranky as bedtime approaches and tiredness comes into play.
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come into play

to become an important factor in something; to go into force. All your hard practice and preparation will now come into play in the finals.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come into ˈplay

begin to operate or be active; have an effect or influence: It’s time for the first part of our plan to come into play.A lot of different factors came into play in making this decision.
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As a general thing, therefore, you must first get fast to a whale, before any pitchpoling comes into play. Look now at Stubb; a man who from his humorous, deliberate coolness and equanimity in the direst emergencies, was specially qualified to excel in pitchpoling.
What can be more singular than the relation between blue eyes and deafness in cats, and the tortoise-shell colour with the female sex; the feathered feet and skin between the outer toes in pigeons, and the presence of more or less down on the young birds when first hatched, with the future colour of their plumage; or, again, the relation between the hair and teeth in the naked Turkish dog, though here probably homology comes into play? With respect to this latter case of correlation, I think it can hardly be accidental, that if we pick out the two orders of mammalia which are most abnormal in their dermal coverings, viz.
But the question is not quite so easy when we proceed to ask whether these principles are three or one; whether, that is to say, we learn with one part of our nature, are angry with another, and with a third part desire the satisfaction of our natural appetites; or whether the whole soul comes into play in each sort of action-- to determine that is the difficulty.
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"You need a lot of luck, the weather comes into play and it's handy being able to judge the going."
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On large scales, the structure of the universe itself comes into play. "To the degree that we can digest it, we have information here about conditions in the very early universe," says R.
In the video Neu, 1999, the commercial function of the gallery itself comes into play. Along with an approximately 2-by-3-foot light box on the roof which displayed the word NEU in white text on a red ground (a smaller version was affixed to an exterior wall of the gallery), Pflumm erected a supplementary wall in the newly occupied space.
This is when an architect's expertise again comes into play. A talented architect can provide floor plans which help clients visualize the space in the appropriate layout.