call something into play


call something into play
cause or require something to start working so that one can make use of it

our active participation as spectators is called into play

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call sth into ˈplay idiom
(formal) to make use of sth

Chess is a game that calls into play all your powers of concentration.

Main entry:callidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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