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put (something) into play

To introduce something into a particular situation. Putting a merger into play might be the best option to save the company. I really wanted to visit you this weekend, but the flu has put some other unpleasant factors into play.
See also: play, put
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bring/call/put something into ˈplay

make something begin to work or operate; involve something in something: The exercise brings many skills into play.This latest decision calls many new factors into play.
See also: bring, call, play, put, something
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It puts into play at least two prized assets in the cramped hothouse that is White House coverage: UPI's front-and-center seat in the White House briefing room, and the wire service's booth-size office.