tread the boards
Definition of tread the boards
: to perform on a stage as an actor It's been many years since he first trod the boards on Broadway.
Word by Word Definitions
: to step or walk on or over
: to walk or proceed along : follow
: to beat or press with the feet : trample
: a mark (something, such as a footprint or the imprint of a tire) made by or as if by treading
: the action of treading
: an act or instance of treading : step
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