part to play

part to play

An action that is required to accomplish something. When it comes to cybersecurity, we all have a part to play in keeping our computers and networks secure.
See also: part, play
References in classic literature ?
When this was done she had a less active part to play. It became her turn to listen.
During the five minutes D'Artagnan was recovering his breath, he reflected that he had a very difficult part to play. It was necessary that he always should question and never reply.
"It gave me pain and it was an ungracious part to play, but I have said nothing either to the one or to the other.
Zobeida remained for some time in the middle of the room, till at last Sadie went up to her and begged her to sit down, as she also had her part to play. At these words Amina fetched a lute from a case of yellow satin and gave it to Sadie, who sang several songs to its accompaniment.
Again, erect upon their hind legs they pulled and tugged like human wrestlers; but always the giant fangs found their bloody part to play until both combatants and the ground about them were red with gore.
Hence, as the intelligent reader can foresee, this groom has a part to play in the imbroglio.
I am hardly nineteen; I know nothing; I have no part to play. If I obtain the situation I desire, I shall owe it to M.
With the old, be had another part to play, which, when needful, he could sustain with great decorum.
"I know that--I know that; but what a part to play! And think what she must take YOU for, Gania!
We shall go in to the prince anon; but in truth he hath much upon his hands, for what with Pedro, and the King of Majorca, and the King of Navarre, who is no two days of the same mind, and the Gascon barons who are all chaffering for terms like so many hucksters, he hath an uneasy part to play. But how left you the Lady Loring?"
"A drama in which friend Arthur piques himself on having a pretty part to play," said Mr.
BRYAN HUGHES says everyone in the Dragons squad will have an important part to play as the season wears on.
The bottom line is we simply weren't good enough last season when it came to the crunch but with a bit of judicious recruitment having taken place, I reckon we can be a force in the next campaign Another man with a big part to play in that is Kyle Amor who signed a new three-year deal.
RAFA Benitez has told Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan they could both have a part to play in Newcastle United's Premier League survival bid.