jump into the fray

jump into the fray

1. To enter into some competitive endeavor. Now that you've jumped into 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 jump into 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 jump into the fray. Look, we can resolve this issue ourselves. We don't need the boss jumping into the fray.
See also: fray, jump
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