act\ one's\ age
• act one's age
• be one's age
v. phr.
To do the things that people expect someone of your age to do, not act as if you were much younger than you are.

Mr. O'Brien was playing tag with the children at the party. then Mrs. O'Brien said, "Henry! Act your age!" and he stopped.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • act one's age — phrasal or be one s age : to behave in a reasonable manner * * * act (or be) one s age [usu. in imperative] behave in a manner appropriate to someone of one s age and not to someone much younger Act your age is not advice to behave like an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • act one's age — or[be one s age] {v. phr.} To do the things that people expect someone of your age to do, not act as if you were much younger than you are. * /Mr. O Brien was playing tag with the children at the party. Then Mrs. O Brien said, Henry! Act your… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • act one's age — or[be one s age] {v. phr.} To do the things that people expect someone of your age to do, not act as if you were much younger than you are. * /Mr. O Brien was playing tag with the children at the party. Then Mrs. O Brien said, Henry! Act your… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • act one's age — verb To be mature and not childish. Act your age and stop fiddling with that pen you’re showing us up. Syn: behave ones age …   Wiktionary

  • act (or be) one's age — behave in a manner appropriate to someone of one s age. → age …   English new terms dictionary

  • be\ one's\ age — • act one s age • be one s age v. phr. To do the things that people expect someone of your age to do, not act as if you were much younger than you are. Mr. O Brien was playing tag with the children at the party. then Mrs. O Brien said, Henry! Act …   Словарь американских идиом

  • be one's age — See: ACT ONE S AGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be one's age — See: ACT ONE S AGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be one's age — phrasal see act one s age …   Useful english dictionary

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