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 — 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

  • 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

  • To serve one's self of — Serve Serve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Served}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serving}.] [OE. serven, servien, OF. & F. servir, fr. L. servire; akin to servus a servant or slave, servare to protect, preserve, observe; cf. Zend har to protect, haurva protecting. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make one's law — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make one's way — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make up one's mind — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put someone through one's paces — pace pace (p[=a]s), n. [OE. pas, F. pas, from L. passus a step, pace, orig., a stretching out of the feet in walking; cf. pandere, passum, to spread, stretch; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. {Pas}, {Pass}.] 1. A single movement from one foot to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • age — See: ACT ONE S AGE or BE ONE S AGE, DOG S AGE or COON S AGE, LEGAL AGE or LAWFUL AGE, OF AGE, OVER AGE, UNDER AGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • age — See: ACT ONE S AGE or BE ONE S AGE, DOG S AGE or COON S AGE, LEGAL AGE or LAWFUL AGE, OF AGE, OVER AGE, UNDER AGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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