Playing the goat - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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play the goat
To behave comically or playfully, often to amuse others. Joe never plays the goat—he's always serious. If you continue to play the goat, you're going to have to leave the classroom.
play (or act) the (giddy) goat fool around; act irresponsibly. informal
act/play the ˈgoat (informal) deliberately behave in a silly or foolish way: Stop acting the goat or I’ll send you out. I’m warning you.
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Harry just wants all those round him to have a good time - and if that means playing the goat
, he's up for it.
By the sound of it the horse can shed work-riders like shelling peas and veteran French jockey Gerald Mosse, who had to have his wits about him when Reckless Abandon was playing the goat
going to the post, said: "He is not bad - he just wants to play.