play a large role (in something)

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play a large role (in something)

To have an extremely important or fundamental role (in some resultant situation, action, event, outcome, etc.). There were a lot of reason why I quit, but having to work 10 hours a day played a large role. Punk rock played a large role in forming my aesthetic sensibilities. The rookie quarterback ended up playing a large role in the team's amazing comeback victory yesterday.
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Foreign policy has played a large role in reinforcing discriminatory legislation and policies against Arabs and Muslims in the cases involving attempted deportation of individual U.S.