camp it up

idiom

informal
: to act with exaggerated speech or gestures
He really camped it up on stage.

Examples of camp it up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The character of Shreck in Batman Returns may be the first time that Walken was ever really able to have fun with one of his roles, being encouraged to camp it up and be over the top. Joe Tobal, EW.com, 9 Dec. 2022 Members of the supporting cast, led by William Hurt —a last-minute replacement for another actor who dropped out—camp it up when their energy hasn’t completely run down. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022

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“Camp it up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camp%20it%20up. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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