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get into the act

Slang definitions & phrases for get into the act

get into the act

verb phrase

To join in; participate; esp to intrude where one is not wanted

[1940s+; popularized by Jimmy Durante's lament, ''Everybody wants to get into the act'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with get into the act

get into the act

Also, get in the act. Become involved in some activity or venture, as in Everybody wants to get into the act on this offer, or I'm sure his agent plans to get in the act and start negotiations. This expression alludes to inserting oneself into a performance. [ Mid-1900s ]
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