act the fool

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act/play the fool

to behave in a silly way, often in order to make people laugh Come on guys, stop acting the fool and pay attention.
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IT TAKES a clever person to hold a serious job and now and again act the fool.
It was OK with them,'' said Easley, who first came looking for a place to act the fool without being worried about the reaction.
He won't get the chance to act the fool today as he's going to be racing in the middle of the pack and any repetition of the Ascot debacle will see him among the double deckers and funfair on the inside of the track.
PARENTS and children are being invited to act the fool in Bedworth - for one night only.