act the maggot

act the maggot

behave in a foolishly playful way. Irish informal
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So if you're told, "don't come the raw prawn" imagine they're telling you not to act the maggot - and stop what you're doing immediately.
The fact that we have such a strong panel, why act the maggot by celebrating too much?
THE IRA's method of decommissioning was perfectly transparent - it was a transparent attempt to satisfy everyone except the DUP, who could then be guaranteed to rant, rave and act the maggot.