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act the maggot

1. To behave comically or playfully, often to amuse others. Primarily heard in Ireland. If you continue to act the maggot, you're going to have to leave the classroom. Joe never acts the maggot—he's always so serious.
2. To behave irresponsibly or immaturely, especially in an environment where it is especially inappropriate. Primarily heard in Ireland. Don't let me catch any of you kids acting the maggot at the funeral. We finally get invited to a nice dinner party and you have to go and act the maggot—what's wrong with you?
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maggot

A vile, lowly, or contemptible person. I'd rather quit my job than have to take orders from that maggot. Do your research before you level such ugly accusations, you maggot!

act the maggot

behave in a foolishly playful way. Irish informal
See also: act, maggot

maggot

1. n. a cigarette. (Probably a play on faggot.) Can I bum a maggot off of you?
2. n. a low and wretched person; a vile person. You maggot! Take your hands off me!
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In their RCT of maggot therapy for chronic leg wounds, Opletalova and colleagues randomized 119 subjects to receive either surgical debridement or bagged maggots (twice weekly) for two weeks.
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Doctors who found his injured hand infested with maggots had assumed that it could not be saved and required amputation.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, has been experimenting with maggots when performing plastic surgery or treating burns and ulcers.
At Edgbaston's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, they prefer honey, with lashings of maggots - and the odd leech.
Airways flight to New York outta Atlanta had to return to the gate after passengers in and around row 15 kinda excitedly advised attendants that they were bein' pelted with maggots. Personally, if I had been there, the "keep seat belts fastened" sign wouldn't have meant squat to me.
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