play a part (in something)

play a part (in something)
have/play a ˈpart (in sth) idiom
to be involved in sth

She plays an active part in local politics.

Alcohol plays a part in 70 per cent of divorces.

Main entry:partidiom

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  • have a part (in something) — have/play a ˈpart (in sth) idiom to be involved in sth • She plays an active part in local politics. • Alcohol plays a part in 70 per cent of divorces. Main entry: ↑partidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have no part in something — have/play/take/want no ˈpart in/of sth idiom to not be involved or refuse to be involved in sth, especially because you disapprove of it • I want no part of this sordid business. Main entry: ↑partidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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