state of play


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the state of play

The current situation or circumstances. What's the state of play here? Someone give me an update. Before going in, you should know that the state of play in the facility is quite poor.
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the state of play

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COMMON The state of play is the current situation. It's probably not a great time to open up a shop, given the economic state of play. So what's the state of play on that project?
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state of play

1 the score at a particular time in a cricket or football match. 2 the current situation in an ongoing process, especially one involving opposing or competing parties. British
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the state of ˈplay

what is happening now in a situation which is developing or changing: We go to our correspondent for the latest state of play in the peace talks.
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(https://twitter.com/gematsucom/status/1125583729521459201) Gematsu noted that (https://twitter.com/shinjihashimot3/status/1125882177445490688) Hashimoto retweeted Sony's State of Play announcement.
The latest addition to the game that was announced at State of Play was support for PSVR.
The ministers for research will also assess the state of play of the two proposals aiming to improve the contribution of the EIT to the objectives of Horizon 2020.
"State Of Play has been placed in the last three Grand Nationals for Evan Williams and the 12-year-old is in the line-up again this year.
"He'll be entered for the Grand National, along with State Of Play and Deep Purple and none of them will run again before the weights are released."
Whether the gallant State Of Play returns for a fourth crack next April is something the Welsh trainer must consider seriously.
Williams shares those big-race ambitions, and admits State Of Play has been targeted for the race since coming off the course a year ago.
Clearly, like Cappa Bleu, the horse that won the Christies Foxhunters at last year's Cheltenham Festival and was thought of as a Gold Cup prospect but has now gone back to Sheila Crow for a Hunter Chase campaign, State Of Play much prefers the quietness of the countryside rather than the hurly-burly of a busy racing yard.
He said: "They both came back OK and I'm not too worried about Cappa Bleu, but State Of Play ran below expectations and we haven't found anything wrong.
STATE OF PLAY (12A) When US Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck), breaks down as he relates the suicide of his staff assistant to attending journalists, the media swarms.
Summary: Russell Crowe and Dame Helen Mirren have attended the world premiere of State of Play in London.
State Of Play is one of those films where nothing happens that's not relevant to the story.
STATE OF PLAY started out life as an award-winning BBC drama series from the pen of Paul "Shameless" Abbott.
WIN tickets to see Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe and Helen Mirren in fast-paced movie thriller State of Play. Adapted from the six-part 2003 BBC mini-series, begins when a US congressman breaks down as he relates the suicide of his staff assistant to attending journalists.
Whether you're reading this review in a newspaper or online is only one of the issues at hand in "State of Play," a fast-paced political thriller based on a 2003 British miniseries.
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