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    Smile what is the meaning of "part of the act"?

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    Phoebe: Chandler's hard to read, he's one of those repressed guys that you would have to seduce.
    Monica: I think that's part of the act. I have a feeling that Chandler is a lot more sophisticated than he seems.
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    Is that mean "he's faking it(because the act is an act)" or "it's part of his behavior"?

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    Re: what is the meaning of "part of the act"?

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    Does that mean "he's faking it (because the act is an act)"
    Yes - it's part of the image he is trying to present.

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    Re: what is the meaning of "part of the act"?

    Can I say this...?

    When you are with your blind date girl, you think she is kind, nice,, then you got to know some of her friend, they say about her in a negative way... It's part of the act..
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    Blind date girl said “You are really good at everything”. To boast of yourself more, can you say "it's part of the act."

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    Re: what is the meaning of "part of the act"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokbon View Post
    Can I say this...?

    When you are with your blind date girl, you think she is kind, nice,, then you got to know some of her friend, they say about her in a negative way... It's part of the act..

    Yes

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    Blind date girl said “You are really good at everything”. To boast of yourself more, can you say "it's part of the act."

    I guess you could as a joke. If you think she'll share your sense of humour.

    You need to write out something like "a girl I had a blind date with". "Blind date girl" kind of sounds like the girl was blind; it's awkward phrasing.

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