act one's age

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act one's age

Behave more maturely. Although the phrase often is used in asking children to act in a more grown-up fashion ( Only babies suck their thumbs; act your age), it also may refer to an adult who is, sometimes deliberately, acting much younger than might be considered appropriate ( Grandpa, it's time you stopped climbing ladders and acted your age).
See also: act, age
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Where Do Broken Hearts Go and Act My Age will particularly get the crowd bouncing when the boys go on the road again next year, while Night Changes and Fool's Gold provide the heartfelt Little Things-esque ballads that will make you fall in love with them just that tiny bit more.
Where Do Broken Hearts Go and Act My Age will partic- particularly get the crowd bouncing when the boys go on the road again next year, while Night Changes and Fool's Gold provide the heartfelt Little Things-esque ballads that will make you fall in love with them a tiny bit more.
I doubt that this will come to pass, although I do like to dance and even forget to act my age on occasions.
So in light of this, I am not going to nurse my bad back, rest my aching bones and act my age.
I'm 58 and everyone says I don't look or act my age but I'm married to a man of 63 who thinks he has one foot in the grave and he's been like this for years.
I might have turned 40,and stared death in the face not so long ago, People tell me to act my age and I'mgoing through a mid-lifecrisis,but naa, I