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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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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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box office, with concerns about the 2020 slate also "coming into play".
Corriere dello Sport are saying that Thorhir, who also owns MLS club DC United, wants to buy into the Premier League with the lucrative TV rights coming into play next season.
With up to 10 points per match awarded purely for yellow and red cards, and four other factors also coming into play - positive play, respect towards the opponent, respect to the referee - that could clearly be achieved during the final round of matches.
With the Marriot Hotel development site coming into play, there are proposed zoning changes for 125th Street currently being looked into by the city.
But the guessing starts coming into play when determining China's future role.
With automakers putting increasing emphasis on designing appealing Interiors, surfacing software is coming into play early in the development process to help new model teams visualize concepts and make initial decisions without making expensive prototypes.
But with water and sand coming into play on every hole--not to mention osprey, ibises and the occasional alligator--Alden Pines will test the nerve of even the best shotmakers.
One involves the business combinations issue -- due to the totally new standards coming into play. The other two relate more to disclosure that is being sought by investors about segments, and about credit and market risk elements.
Shannon says he went solo in 1990 because downsizing was coming into play, which to him meant reduced promotional opportunities.
There are so many new technologies coming into play, now, it's very difficult to project where we will be.
I think that's a mother's instinct coming into play."
PROCESSING SKILLS: In thermoplastics, several advanced injection molding capabilities are coming into play for appliances.
Another factor coming into play were the Life Safety Code standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association as part of the requirements for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement in all participating facilities.
David Tonks, head of office agency at DTZ in Birmingham, said: "What we are seeing is a new set of considerations coming into play from both landlords and tenants, and it's not just about the property deal.
For many years, this retail area was in the doldrums, but with new businesses, Fox Cable and Credit Suisse First Boston, for example, taking office space here and new and reopened hotels coming into play, there is a crying need for retail geared to the needs of the new shopping audience.