play right into the stereotype

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kenichii

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Filipino
Hello!

Could Somebody please explain what play right mean in this sentence?
It's from a blog. I don't think it's a phrasal verb. Any help please?

Most of the time people exaggerate how small Japanese people are and how hard it is to find things that fit Americans, but shrine slippers play right into the stereotype.

Thanks in advance!
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    It's not "play right;" it's "right into the stereotype." The slippers are playing into (in other words, fulfilling) the stereotype: they're playing directly (right) into it.

    Don't forget to tell us where you found this sentence, kenichii.
     
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