Student or Learner
Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
She was a little sorry what she had done, but he could not be sure that even that was not putting on an act. J. O. Hara, “Appointment in Samarra”)
put on an act = pretend to be; act insincerely
Thank you for your efforts.
Yes---to fake it. We frequently see soccer players fall to the ground and writhe in agony; they´re usually putting on an act.