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ham it up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with ham   /hæm/ (-mm-) us  
to perform or behave in a false way, especially in a way that is too obvious or that makes people laugh
Translations of “ham it up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 表演過火, 舉止做作…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表演过火, 举止做作…
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