Definition of enter into the spirit of something in English:

enter into the spirit of something

phrase

  • Begin to enjoy and feel part of a lively event or atmosphere.

    ‘people entered into the spirit of the occasion’
    • ‘Thank you to everyone for entering into the spirit of this event which marked the 10th year of this festival.’
    • ‘‘Everyone entered into the spirit of the event and sang the carols with enthusiasm,’ he said.’
    • ‘She added: ‘We're asking people to enter into the spirit of the event by dressing up as their favourite detective, historian or clairvoyant.’’
    • ‘She welcomed the emigrants, visitors and all who came along to enjoy themselves and enter into the spirit of the celebrations.’
    • ‘It will be good if everyone enters into the spirit of it and wears a toga.’
    • ‘It is to be hoped that local firms enter into the spirit of it, although some will no doubt regard it as an additional imposition on them at a time when many are struggling to make a profit.’
    • ‘It is a very relaxed break but you have to enter into the spirit of it.’
    • ‘All the bands entered into the spirit of the evening's relaxed atmosphere and none of us was in a hurry to leave.’
    • ‘The point is he entered into the spirit of it and didn't complain.’
    • ‘And you have entered into the spirit of things magnificently.’