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    put on an act

    Dear teachers,

    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.



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    Re: put on an act

    Yes---to fake it. We frequently see soccer players fall to the ground and writhe in agony; they´re usually putting on an act.

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