join the fray

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join the fray

1. To enter into some competitive endeavor. Now that you've joined the fray and decided to run for mayor, I hope you're prepared for the personal attacks that are likely to follow. The company is preparing to join the fray with a new operating system for smartphones and tablets.
2. To become a part of an ongoing fight or argument. Once my relatives start arguing, I usually leave the room rather than join the fray. Look, we can't resolve this issue ourselves. We don't need the boss joining the fray.
See also: fray, join

join the fray

 and jump into the fray; enter the fray
Fig. to join the fight or argument. After listening to the argument, Mary decided to jump into the fray. Tom joined the fray and immediately got knocked down.
See also: fray, join