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act for so meaning

  • [American slang]
    1. to represent someone in an official capacity; to represent the interests of someone.
      Don't worry. I am acting for the owner. I am his real estate agent.
    2. to take action when the proper person fails to take action.
      I had to act for her since she was out of town.

Examples

  1. The police resisted complying with a Freedom of Information Act for so long they had to make an apology.
  2. Looking back at the 1990s, Americans will marvel that a president so unprincipled and false could have kept up the act for so long.
  3. Thus, she maintains that power conferred on Terry and Silverman by the city enabled them to act for so long without provoking defiance or complaint.

Related Words

  1. act curtain meaning
  2. act curtain, act drop, front curtain, house curtain meaning
  3. act dido meaning
  4. act drop meaning
  5. act for meaning
  6. act full of oneself meaning
  7. act high and mighty meaning
  8. act high-and-mighty meaning
  9. act in earnest meaning
  10. act involuntarily meaning
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