I can't fully understand what does " act the part" mean? And I want to find some example about this phrase. Can you help me and tell me the meaning and give me some example about it?
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In this phrase, "the part" means a role as played by an actor. For instance, someone might play the part of "Juliet" in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
To "act" the part means to perform the role, by reciting lines correctly and expressing the correct emotions. For instance, someone acting the part of Juliet needs to appear deeply in love with Romeo.
Often, this phrase is used as a metaphor, to refer to someone who is pretending to be someone else and fully embracing the deception. For instance, someone who is meeting their girlfriend's parents might conceal bad habits and controversial opinions to "act the part" of a perfect boyfriend.