play (one's) part

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play (one's) part

To do what one should and is expected to do within a group in order to achieve a particular result; to perform one's role. Thank you for your praise, but every member of the team played their part in making this project a reality. Each and every one of you has to play your part if we're going to win this match today.
See also: part, play

play a/your ˈpart (in something)

be involved in something; be a reason for something happening: You too can play a part in helping your community.Arguments within the party played a part in the downfall of the government.
See also: part, play
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Mailu as the CS should play part in eradicating diseases instead of playing politics, pointing figures and passing the buck.
The minister also urged all stakeholders in government and non-governmental sectors to join government's hand to protect the environment further destruction and play part to rehabilitate the environment.
Education and social development are two factors that allowed women to engage in all fields of business and to play part in the development of their communities, she said.
Balfour Beatty Workplace is to play part in the Balfour Beatty 2020 sustainability vision by reducing the equivalent Green House Gas (GHG) emissions of 27 cars in the first year.
Bilbao (a) 0-5* Chelsea *Cup match Genk can play part in goalfest RACING GENK and Valencia played out a goalless draw in Belgium on matchday one but tonight's clash at the Mestalla looks like offering much more entertainment.
Prosody is very salient here in that the feeling dimension of each person is expressed within his/her play part.
Other top stars are being hunted to play part of the Skullduggery's supernatural team.
I don't think he will be able to play 90 minutes, but he can play part of the game - he can do that.
He said: "We are rather confident that he can play part of this tournament.
Experienced midfielder Chris Lumsden, who is recovering well from a back operation, could play part of the game as he looks to make a first team comeback before the end of the Christmas period.
Jamie Carragher and Steve Finnan may play part of tonight's reserve game against Wolves, but Milan Baros won't be playing yet because he is still feeling his ankle.
Senator Mohsin Leghari emphasized on looking inward and taking more responsibility as Parliamentarians to play part as democracy flourishes in the country.
The local government should play part, in implementing the rate list and providing subsidy to public.
Speaking on the sideline of the 1st GCC businesswomen forum which began here Sunday, Sheikha Hessa told the press that the public sector had played its role in enabling businesswomen to participate in business ventures, adding that the private sector should play part in bolstering economic partnership to enable Gulf women to partake in business.
Adam Proudlock and summer signing Jason Bradley, who has been out with a broken toe, will play part of the game, as will midfielder Robin Hulbert, who scored his first goal for the club in last Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Aldershot.