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enter into the spirit (of something)

To show one's interest in enjoying a social event by actively participating in its activities, dressing appropriately, etc. I specifically wore red and green to enter into the spirt of Christmas. Come on, dance with us! Enter into the spirit!
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enter into the spirit

join wholeheartedly in an event.
1994 Jonathan Coe What a Carve Up! His sarcasm was mischievous rather than icy, so I tried to enter into the spirit.
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get/enter into the ˈspirit of something

take part in an activity or event with enthusiasm: Every year he gets into the spirit of Christmas by decorating his whole house with coloured lights.The party went well because everyone entered into the spirit of things.
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The First Lady looked embarrassed, but the crowd cheered loudly, clearly thrilled that the first couple had entered into the spirit of the occasion.
Where is the acknowledgement that the overwhelming majority of British, including Welsh, citizens have entered into the spirit of the Jubilee celebrations with huge enthusiasm and gusto?
HUDDERSFIELD New College students entered into the spirit of a fundraising day for breast cancer.
Staff from the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre entered into the spirit of the festive season by dressing as elves aboard its land train which was parked between Station Road and Talisman shopping centre.
Susan Thompson from the fundraising group said: "We're really pleased so many staff entered into the spirit of raising money for such a valuable place, which is close to the hearts of many in the North East.
Nobody felt threatened and everyone entered into the spirit, offering up sweets and chocolates and soft drinks to all the children.
Harlequins and London Irish have entered into the spirit though and included plenty of internationals in their squads.
All the girls entered into the spirit of the campaign and became quite competitive about their fundraising.
It is no secret that John had to work hard to get his lines right, but he entered into the spirit of the whole thing.
New Zealand has entered into the spirit of things with Eagle vs Shark, a quirky romantic comedy about oddballs Lily (Loren Horsley, who also wrote the film) and Jarrod ( Jemaine Clement).
The Midlands' real estate community entered into the spirit of Eversheds' Super Monopoly event at the Grand Hotel.
GUESTS in khaki-clad suits, grass skirts and loin clothes showed they had entered into the spirit of things as they arrived at Prince William's exclusive Africanthemed 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle.
The headline writer, too, entered into the spirit of the Jan.
Thousands of independent retailers have entered into the spirit of the season and decorated their stores with paper chains, balloons, Father Christmas figures and so on, to complement their displays of festive food and drink.
Locals entered into the spirit of reconciliation--talking around the campfires, looking at historical display boards, joining traditional dances, adding to a community artwork.