the state of play

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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Prior Information Notice: Study on the state of play of inter-branch organisations in the eu.
Study examining the state of play of the inter-branch organisations in the EU.
The ministers will also take note of a report on the state of play of work on the proposal for a regulation amending the 2008 regulation on the establishment of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Ministers will also take note of the reports on the state of play of three other elements of the set of measures completing Horizon 2020, ie participation and dissemination rules; a specific programme for the implementation of Horizon 2020; and the research and training programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).
EVAN WILLIAMS will be keeping up with the State Of Play at Anfield this Saturday, but he is looking forward to his return to Merseyside action in two months.
SATURDAY'S big-race rider Paul Moloney has been an important cog in the State Of Play story - especially after his run in the Feltham.
The report analyses the state of play a year after full SME market opening throughout the EU, and discusses the emerging trends for the next two years.
This contrasts with the state of play a few years ago when the ratings on the majority of Australian asset-backed and mortgage-backed deals were dependent on the credit strength of companies providing support to the deals.
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