enter into the spirit (of something)

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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!
See also: enter, spirit

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.
See also: enter, spirit

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.
See also: enter, get, of, something, spirit
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Carlier, entering into the spirit of the thing, made a military salute and answered in a brisk tone, "Your orders shall be attended to, chief
On a freezing cold day the shoppers were warmed to see cast members entering into the spirit of things.
Lindsay Parker, team leader for student engagement, said: "It was all good fun and was great to see everyone entering into the spirit of the occasion to support such a good cause.
This ancient adaption was given amusing twists with much eye-contact from glamorous Cleopatra (Sam Fox in appropriate scarlet), the children fully entering into the spirit of the involved tale.
Philip could not resist entering into the spirit of the occasion and flipped a steak sizzling on a grill as he joined cooks attempting to hold a record-breaking barbecue.
STAFF at Dudley Zoo are entering into the spirit of Halloween with a scary doorstep campaign.
He said: "It seems he was entering into the spirit of the programme by trying to be amusing because, with the deepest respect, he's totally incorrect.
WOMEN GO GLOBAL: It was International Women's Day in March 1989 and Middlesbrough was entering into the spirit of things with events spreading over a three-week period.
I congratulate each and every person who has taken part in the competition for entering into the spirit of it and taking great care and pride with their preparation.
I must also thank all the individuals who generously donated to the cause and, last but not least, special gratitude to the huge number of people who attended on the night - it was great to see so many wearing red and entering into the spirit of the occasion.
NATIONAL Fishing Week starts on Monday for five days and the only local club who appear to be entering into the spirit of the event is Newton-le-Willows AA.
While he certainly seemed to be entering into the spirit of things yesterday, Dave is adamant he will never fall victim to one rock star plague - drugs.
They all wanted to dress up to show guests how much we are entering into the spirit of the final Star Wars movie,' said Steve.
Not everyone is entering into the spirit of consumer hedonism, however.
And festivities have been continuing well into the night, with a host of town pubs entering into the spirit of the fair.