enter the picture


: to be considered as part of a situation
Marriage never entered the picture until now.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And when a reporter like Sexton does enter the picture, sectarianism makes his job more difficult. Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2023 Besides, things get a little more complex TV-wise when kids enter the picture, as Vogue contributing editor Chloe Malle can attest. Emma Specter, Vogue, 14 Feb. 2023 As Fletch meets the germophobic, EDM-fanatic Harvard prof Horan, other mildly and less-mildly quirky characters enter the picture. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2022 Lynch, a hellacious-hitting safety, would spend the rest of his football career stubbornly trying to get to his feet when told otherwise by trainers or doctors, as if his father was, again, about to enter the picture. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Aug. 2021 That's where Pingree Detroit and Mend on the Move enter the picture, two Detroit businesses run by entrepreneurs creating things that help change lives. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 24 Mar. 2021 That’s where senior guards Morgan Spaulding and Marianna Morrissey enter the picture. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, 19 Feb. 2021 Tonight: Skies are mostly clear early, but some clouds may enter the picture after midnight and especially toward dawn. Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2020 And that’s where people like Mac Pierce enter the picture. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 27 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Enter the picture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enter%20the%20picture. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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