act one's age

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act (one's) age

To act in accordance with one's expected level of maturity. Really, John, act your age a little, you're like a child sometimes. I'm glad that Sarah is so committed to her studies, but sometimes I wish she would act her age and go out with friends a bit.
See also: act, age

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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In my opinion she's nothing now but a wannabe diva who needs to grow up and act her age.
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Turning 40 has added a new element to her act, but rest assured, she still brazenly fails to act her age.
Someone once told her she should act her age but she is acting her age, that's how she wants to be at 48.
It seems that this friend is jealous of you, but if she's not prepared to act her age, you need to stop wasting time and energy on her.
Although she is a little grey around her muzzle, people shouldn't be fooled into thinking she's too old, as she really doesn't act her age.
Of course, there are naysayers who think she's crazy, Peggy says - the people who think she should act her age and stop playing a sport that could do her serious harm if she fell down hard at her age.