enter the fray

enter the fray

1. To join a competition. Now that you've entered the fray and decided to run for mayor, I hope you've prepared for the personal attacks that are likely to follow.
2. To join in on an argument. Once my relatives start arguing, I usually leave the room rather than enter the fray.
See also: enter, fray
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But asked to come on in the 85th minute, it's claimed Kalinic complained of a back problem and refused to enter the fray - something which didn't convince his manager.
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Such was Hughes' keenness to enter the fray to defend a corner in the 0-0 draw, he had already reached his own box by the time the announcer informed the crowd of his historic appearance.
The potential for more bloodshed is sky high if the dissident elements that Barr aligned himself with enter the fray.
Why don't we all meet evil head on, Enter the fray go to where they belong.
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Favourites New Zealand were also shortened in the outright betting, from 4-9 to 4-11, with South Africa looking out of the running and easy meat for the All Blacks when they enter the fray on Saturday.
Reports of an increased Kraft bid come amid expectations that another US firm, Hershey, is set to enter the fray with a counterbid for Cadbury.
The host nation enter the fray with a difficult fixture against the 2004 semi-finalists, who start as favourites.
Pyle and Kenfig and Wenvoe Castle do not enter the fray until Tuesday but then clash head-on.
Delta's plan, which will likely be more reliant on equity than cash, will establish a new mark that could force US Airways to raise its bid or encourage another airline to enter the fray. Given Delta's resistance to US Airways' offer, US Air needs creditors to pressure Delta into opening its books in order to allow US Airways to perform due diligence, a condition of its offer.