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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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.
Mon Mome, like State Of Play a 12-yearold, could race on after trainer Venetia Williams revealed that her 2009 National winner's racing future is set to be determined at a later date.
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 at the world's greatest steeplechase next April is something the Welsh trainer must consider seriously.
Whether the gallant State Of Play returns for a fourth crack next April is something the Welsh trainer must consider seriously.
Williams is unsure what the future holds for State Of Play adding: "He's getting on in age and is difficult to train - every time he runs we have to put him back together.
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.
ALL ACTION - State Of Play starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren
Her Oscar for The Queen has elevated her to icon status, in Tinseltown, and although nothing has matched The Queen in terms of impact, on Helen's CV over the last couple of years, State Of Play seems likely to be one of the most critically acclaimed films in which she has appeared.
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Summary: Russell Crowe and Dame Helen Mirren have attended the world premiere of State of Play in London.
STATE OF PLAY can put patriotic Welsh trainer Evan Williams firmly on the map by winning Saturday's John Smith's Grand National - a day after he celebrates his 38th birthday.
WETHERBY regulars State Of Play and Ollie Magern are set for a third clash at the West Yorkshire venue in the skybet.
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