at play

idiom

Definition of at play

1 : in the act of playing the sounds of children at play
2 : being something that helps produce or influence a result Several issues are at play in determining the price of gasoline.

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“At play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20play. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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