act/play the fool

idiom

Definition of 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.

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“Act/play the fool.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/act/play%20the%20fool. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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