play a/your 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
References in classic literature ?
My fellow Americans, you, too, must play your part in our renewal.
Now the Belgrade wants the community to help make its plans a reality by getting on board with its biggest public fundraising campaign to date - entitled Play Your Part.
Any donation, however large or small, will be gratefully received - but Play Your Part is about more than just donating money.
There will also be regular opportunities to win your money back by entering a monthly Play Your Part lottery.
Fellow Brummies, I appeal to you all to play your part to make the Second City worthy of its good reputation by doing your bit to sort out the litter problem...it needs everyone being involved.
The Play Your Part bursary scheme has been set up by the established Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.