get into the act

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get into the act

To join something that is already in progress. Even the well-behaved students started to get into the act and cheer along with the others.
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get into the act

Also, get in the act. Become involved in some activity or venture, as in Everybody wants to get into the act on this offer, or I'm sure his agent plans to get in the act and start negotiations. This expression alludes to inserting oneself into a performance. [Mid-1900s]
See also: act, get

get into the act

To insert oneself into an ongoing activity, project, or situation.
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And with congressionally enacted prohibitions, there is almost no way to bring these activities into the sunlight, Novak says, "unless the Justice Department gets into the act.
Niece Kristina Roberts, 13, also gets into the act, helping her grandfather with chores from fixing fence to bottle feeding an orphaned calf name Roo.
The Los Angeles Opera also gets into the act Sunday night, presenting a recital at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion by silver- maned Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, singing works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Borodin and Verdi.
A "buying public" wasn't a deliberating one, he warned; mass marketing showed "that consumers are a fickle and superstitious mob, incapable of any real judgment as to what it wants" The state, seeing this, gets into the act, cajoling the public with demagoguery and lotteries, reducing popular sovereignty to a euphemism.
Without tying himself down to any time period, Stuart Crainer gets into the act with his 75 Greatest Management Decisions Ever Made, which is covering a lot of ground and time.
Even former Starsky And Hutch star David Soul gets into the act with a trip to Devon.
The stories of the two characters mingle, the Don seducing Zerlina, while Helene gets into the act with Masetto, and also keeps the flame alight with Paris.
He gets into the act with a bit of block-juggling and through conducting the members of the audience in a symphony of cowbells that is as joyous as it is goofy.
MSNBC even gets into the act with ``America's Most Haunted,'' a survey of ghostly tourist attractions, at 6 p.
Flavor Flav clowns around on the funky number ``Shake Your Booty,'' and Stephen Stills even gets into the act on the title track, singing a few bars from the Buffalo Springfield classic ``For What It's Worth.
Jack Nicholson plays the president and Glenn Close the first lady, and everyone from Pierce Brosnan and Martin Short to cultural icons Tom Jones, Jim Brown, Pam Grier and yodeling country crooner Slim Whitman gets into the act.
Even their 2-1/2-year-old sister, Cassidy, gets into the act.