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 age!" and he stopped./

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  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • act one's age — ► act (or be) one s age behave in a manner appropriate to someone of one s age. Main Entry: ↑age …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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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