get into the act

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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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