act/play the fool


: to behave in a silly or foolish way
If you keep playing the fool by asking silly questions, people won't take you seriously.

Examples of act/play the fool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s not cause for any of us to tear off our masks and act the fool during the Labor Day weekend. Dallas News, 5 Sep. 2020

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“Act/play the fool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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