Definition of enter the lists in English:

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enter the lists

Issue or accept a challenge.
Example sentences
  • So she entered the lists to fight for the man she loved.
  • As Dan departed the Cheltenham stage that he had graced for so long, his son Arthur entered the lists.
  • It might seem foolhardy of Hough to enter the lists in such over-recorded repertoire, but the British pianist is a special kind of virtuoso, presenting, in these live tapings, a particular point of view.
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