tread the boards

idiom

Definition of tread the boards

old-fashioned
: to perform on a stage as an actor It's been many years since he first trod the boards on Broadway.

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“Tread the boards.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tread%20the%20boards. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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