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.

Examples of act the part in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Constantly having to act the part could lead to burnout. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Like all the other faux Joe Strummers in town, Jack hopes to act the part of an insurrectionist at a time and place when self-creation on $5 a week feels achievable. Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 2022 Dress the part, act the part, and surround yourself with the proper people to position yourself properly. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Dec. 2021 Stanford University researchers first coined it in 2007 to describe how people inhabiting the body of a digital avatar began to act the part: People made to appear taller in virtual-reality simulations acted more assertively, even after the experience ended. Washington Post, 11 May 2021

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“Act the part.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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