enter the picture/scene


: to become involved in something
The company went through many drastic changes after its new owner entered the scene.
: to become something that must be considered or dealt with
Once politics enters the picture, chances for a quick settlement are greatly reduced.

Examples of enter the picture/scene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This churn rate in economics also translates into a less static political system, as new players enter the scene and old power structures are challenged. Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 As more and more band members enter the scene wearing the same uniform, the stage becomes a cacophony of global percussion, keyboards, and electric guitars, and the performers look like a business-casual army, a mildly stormy sea. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 20 Oct. 2020 The tart-sweet-booze balance takes on a new dimension when peppers enter the scene. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2023 Additional agents enter the scene, and one of them tackles the man to the ground. Geneva Sands and Cheri Mossburg, CNN, 25 Aug. 2022 Firefighters and paramedics were cleared to enter the scene around 1:40 p.m. and confirmed the death. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Oct. 2021 As the century’s first decade came to a close and smartphones began to enter the scene, the market for instant cameras looked anything but promising. Emma Athena, Outside Online, 25 July 2021 And with the door to more inclusive storytelling cracked open in the industry, newcomers like debut authors and real-life wives Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta are preparing to enter the scene. Annabel Gutterman, Time, 8 July 2021 Several new smaller rockets, specifically designed to haul lightweight satellites into Earth’s orbit, could also enter the scene. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 5 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Enter the picture/scene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enter%20the%20picture%2Fscene. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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