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1. slang Some activity or its beneficial outcome. Usually used in the phrase "a piece/share of the action." Even though he does the least amount of work, Tom always gets the biggest piece of the action when the profits start to roll in. Once Sarah heard that Mel was starting a new software company, she decided she wanted a piece of the action and asked to be his business partner.
2. slang Exciting, entertaining, or thrilling activity. Where can we go in this poky little town to find a little action?
3. slang Sexual activity. We were all out for a fun night of dancing, but I could tell Sarah was on the prowl to find a bit of action with a hot guy. I've been on three dates with this girl, but I still haven't gotten any action.
4. slang Criminal activity, especially in some illegal commerce. All the action was in Miami for a few years due to the volume of cocaine coming in each day.
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action

1. n. excitement; activity in general; whatever is happening. This place is dull. I want some action!
2. n. a share of something; a share of the winnings or of the booty. (see also piece (of the action).) I did my share of the work, and I want my share of the action.
3. n. sex; copulation. All those guys are just trying for a little action.
4. n. illegal activity; commerce in drugs; acts of crime. (Underworld.) Things have been a little slow here, but there’s some action on the East Coast.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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