on the scene

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the scene

used to say that someone or something is or has become an important part of a situation, activity, etc.
  • She was lonely for a while, but now there's a new boyfriend on the scene.
  • a popular singer who first burst on the scene last year
  • Our lives have changed a lot since computers have come/appeared on the scene.

Word by Word Definitions

scene play
  1. : one of the subdivisions of a play: such as

  2. : a division of an act presenting continuous action in one place

  3. : a single situation or unit of dialogue in a play


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