act the part

idiom

Definition of act the part

: to behave the way that people in a particular role usually behave Now that he's rich he certainly acts the part.

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“Act the part.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/act%20the%20part. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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