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chew the scenery

To be exaggeratedly or flamboyantly melodramatic or overly emotional while acting a role, as for television, theater, or film. I hated working with him on that play—every night he'd go out and chew the scenery so much that he was the only one the audience noticed! I love watching hammy actors chew the scenery in bad movies.
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chew on the scenery

To be exaggeratedly or flamboyantly melodramatic or overly emotional while acting a role, as for television, theater, or film. I hated working with him on that play—every night he'd go out and chew on the scenery so much that he was the only one the audience noticed! I love watching hammy actors chew on the scenery in bad movies.
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chew up the scenery

To be exaggeratedly or flamboyantly melodramatic or overly emotional while acting a role, as for television, theater, or film. I hated working with him on that play—every night he'd go out and chew up the scenery so much that he was the only one the audience noticed! I love watching hammy actors chew up the scenery in bad movies.
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change of scenery

a move to a different place, where the surroundings are different. I thought I would go to the country for a change of scenery. A change of scenery would help me relax and organize my life.
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Headling the first Scenery party will be esteemed Fabric producer Levon Vincent, above.
Scotland's scenery is mind-blowing, with towering Munros dropping down to velvet-smooth waters, and deserted beaches that are as beautiful as anything in the Caribbean.
Other users compliment the film on it's gorgeous photography and scenery which the director, Hisham Zaman, managed to bring out flawlessly with the direction of the plot.
All of our scenery has always been complex and uniquely detailed so the cost of its production was quite high, remembered Head of Department at the Theatre, Inessa V.
What a shame that some people have a total disregard for this scenery which has helped YorKshire to be dubbed the 'Hollywood of England' because of the great number of films and TV programmes being produced here.
fun @CaitSmithy:This nice weather really brings out Aberdeen's beautiful scenery.
30pm, will include developing a choreographed routine and producing the props and scenery needed to build to a performance for the city's free Fuse festival in July.
NUNEATON-BASED Clifford and Brown are entering into the festive spirit by providing the scenery for the Bedworth Civic Hall's traditional family pantomime.
Results IT is already dubbed Britain's most beautiful marathon - but judging by the impressive times the athletes were setting, they weren't staring at the scenery.
Assembled by expert editors and contributors to "Model Railroader", Scenery by the Seasons is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful, realistic model railroad scenery to scale, reflecting the seasons of the natural world.
Despite being set in Korea, the actors playing the Koreans had few speaking parts and were usually just part of the scenery.
Every country has its own identity and sovereignty, the recent chatter about changing the scenery in Switzerland for mosques and minarets is quite offensive.
Riders enjoy the Ceredigion scenery - all for a good cause It's in memory of the late Meinir Pugh who died of Breast Cancer in April last year.