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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    act your age

    When you are not behaving or saying as expected for your age, do others say "act your age"? What other expressions are there similar to this?

    Uncle:Isn't this a scrambled egg?
    nephew:Yes, it is. Is there anything wrong?
    Uncle: I only eat fried eggs for breakfast. I don't eat any other.
    newphew: Oh, Uncle Dan, please act your age.

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    #2

    Re: act your age

    Oh, grow up.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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