Act of God—1. (legal) the action of forces uncontrollable by man, such as hurricane, etc. In the event of an act of God, the school reserves the right to suspend training. 2. said of the work of God in creation. The doctrine regarded our a priori ideas as infused into the intellect by an act of God. Action […]
Act foolishly—act without reason or good judgment. She acted foolishly in her business dealings, trusting the wrong people or not trusting her employees enough. Act the fool—(also: play the fool) deliberately act so as to appear eccentric or foolish. He was a small, puny lad who acted the fool to stop himself being bullied. Note: The […]
Act as someone—perform as an interpreter, guide, etc. I had a local student who acted as my translator, as my Spanish is extremely rudimentary. Act for someone—represent somebody as a barrister, etc., in a law court. Mr. Bilmes agreed to act for me, attending court as my legal representative.
Act as angel—act as a sponsor for a firm, organization, etc. It was agreed that he should act as angel to the enterprise. Act like an angel—be an excellent performer. She sings and acts like an angel and is extremely pleased because Wolfgang has served her extraordinarily well.