act the goat

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act the goat

To behave comically or playfully, often to amuse others. Joe never acts the goat—he's always serious. If you continue to act the goat, you're going to have to leave the classroom.
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act the goat

BRITISH, INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone acts the goat, they behave in a silly way. A bunch of football fans were acting the goat and we moved to get away from them. Note: Goats are often associated with unpredictable behaviour.
See also: act, goat

act/play the ˈgoat

(informal) deliberately behave in a silly or foolish way: Stop acting the goat or I’ll send you out. I’m warning you.
See also: act, goat, play
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So the prisoners decided to protest and it started with them just being more awkward than normal, walking slowly in the landings, being petulant and basically acting the goat.
And despite all the meticulous preparation for an historic ceremony when the Queen presents the regiment with its new colours this week, one member of the regiment will surely be acting the goat.
And despite all the meticulous preparation for a historic ceremony when the Queen presents the Regiment with its new colours tomorrow, one member of the regiment will surely be acting the goat.
I only got a copy of the DVD from Michelle on Thursday and a friend of mine, Dangerous Phil, edited in 10 minutes of Jakey acting the goat.
euro]e boys are used to acting the goat rather than eating it and they loved their rst experience of the meat, sadly still to nd widespread acceptance in Britain, and they also raved about the mitho mitho lamb, pan fried with spinach.
In our spare time when the others were acting the goat, I'd be sitting quietly sketching horses.
If you're acting the goat -'' -'' ''Mam, I swear on me gran's life there was a fellah with this black thingio, like a hat, on his head, and it had eye holes in it - Mam
Not only have exams been watered down to a point where it's heading towards being impossible to fail (near-98 per cent pass rate in A-levels last year), there are increasingly more places available at universit y and the choice of what you can study in the couple of hours when you're not boozing and generally acting the goat is seemingly endless.
G B BUTLER, Stockton I only cleaned me moat Bought a boat Me dog a mink coat On which I dote Stop acting the goat Gimme yer vote
Billy's career hasn't passed without incident: he was once demoted after acting the goat on parade in Cyprus.
These kids are having fun in the sun after they were thrown out of their pen for acting the goat.
Mrs Noah", senior insolvency administrator Helen Bialkowski, is acting the goat.
Unfortunately for the Albion, it was all in jest because the duo were acting the goat for Malcolm's Boyden's Black Country.