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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!

gag a maggot

To be strikingly or shockingly disgusting, unappealing, or unattractive. Oh, Lisa's a terrible cook. Any dish she makes would surely gag a maggot! His physique was remarkable, but unfortunately he was cursed with a face that would gag a maggot.
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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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The patient said: "I went with the district nurse to apply maggot therapy, using maggots conveniently encased in a special net pouch, and after five days the wound was completely clean, revealing healthy, pink tissue."
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs City Hospital and Sandwell General, import baby maggots from a specialist farm in Bridgend, Wales.
Walsall-based Ron Nicholls pole-fished maggot over groundbait off peg 50 to top the match with 16-1-0.n n n n A string of ton-up weights made it a close-fought contest at the 24-peg Storey's Halesowen RBL event on the Swallow and Owl Pools at Monkhall Fisheries in Monkhopton, near Bridgnorth.
Effect of the substrate on the biomass and maggot size: The overall result of the mixed effects linear model revealed that the substrate had significantly influenced (F = 9.77; P=0.00134) the biomass of maggots.
This research project, which is funded by Welsh Crucible and more will be highlighted at the Festival of Social Science event 'Love a maggot!', on Thursday 10 November, from noon until 5pm at Swansea Central Library, County Hall Building, Swansea.
But the maggots keep coming back and the council just fob me off every time."
Veronica Nilson, 79, who lives on the ground floor, says she has to sweep maggots away from the hallway outside her apartment daily - but they keep coming back in their hundreds.
Search terms included maggot debridement therapy, larval therapy, Lucilia sericata, wound therapy, biotherapy, and conventional debridement.
The diner, who asked not to be named and has since put in an official complaint, said: "We got a table by the window and the food was nice but when we were halfway through the meal, maggots started falling on my head.
Owners must be vigilant as any early maggot infestation may be easily treated but this problem can progress within a matter of only a few hours and, when advanced, results in euthanasia being required.
But ever since maggot therapy became a common practice [1], careful observers also noted other effects on the wounds: microbial killing (disinfection) and hastened wound healing (growth stimulation).
Doctors found a hole under a toe and a botfly maggot living in her body.
At least the apple wasn't overdosed with pesticides, much more of a risk to health than the odd maggot.
As part of Caerphilly Round Table's "Fiesta Weekend" (May 23 to 24, 1970) a Loch Moat Maggot surfaced from the moat and scrambled on to the back of the lorry to join a carnival procession which toured around the town collecting for charity.
Following a challenging maggot clearing exercise in the operating theatre and subsequently in the intensive care unit, where they crawled out of his nose and mouth, the man was cleaned up and his injuries treated.