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chew the scenery

To be exaggeratedly or flamboyantly melodramatic or overly emotional while acting a role, as for television, theater, or film. I hated working with him on that play—every night he'd go out and chew the scenery so much that he was the only one the audience noticed! I love watching hammy actors chew the scenery in bad movies.
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chew on the scenery

To be exaggeratedly or flamboyantly melodramatic or overly emotional while acting a role, as for television, theater, or film. I hated working with him on that play—every night he'd go out and chew on the scenery so much that he was the only one the audience noticed! I love watching hammy actors chew on the scenery in bad movies.
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chew up the scenery

To be exaggeratedly or flamboyantly melodramatic or overly emotional while acting a role, as for television, theater, or film. I hated working with him on that play—every night he'd go out and chew up the scenery so much that he was the only one the audience noticed! I love watching hammy actors chew up the scenery in bad movies.
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a change of scenery

A change in one's usual surroundings, perhaps precipitating a change in one's life. It is most often used when one is moving to a new place. I decided to move across the country for college because I really wanted a change of scenery after growing up in this small town. Heather's looking for a new job because, after 10 years at that company, she needs a change of scenery.
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change of scenery

a move to a different place, where the surroundings are different. I thought I would go to the country for a change of scenery. A change of scenery would help me relax and organize my life.
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chew the scenery

(of an actor) overact. informal
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"It's a feeling of freedom I'm after, and I hope I find it someday," King croons on "Running." The album concludes with a contrast, a declaration that King is "never going back," but an acknowledgment that she hasn't arrived yet at her final destination: "Well, there's something better, there's got to be better/I know I'm gonna find it someday." Perhaps it's just what the next change of scenery could bring.
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It will spoil moors ANYONE who watches the serial on TV Last Tango In Halifax cannot possibly fail to be enthralled by the scenery which is used as BACKDROP to some of the outdoor sequences.
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When the going gets tough, participants should ease off the accelerator and take some time to admire the scenery. Race the hills and straights but not the steep descents."
The North East is surrounded by beautiful countryside and it was important for me to capture not only the iconic Penshaw Monument but also the wonderful scenery that surrounds it."
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The workshops, which will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, will include developing a choreographed routine and producing the props and scenery needed to build to a performance for the city's free Fuse festival in July.