on the scene

idiom

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 yearOur lives have changed a lot since computers have come/appeared on the scene.

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