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English definition of “put on an act”

put on an act

informal
to behave or speak in a false or artificial way: He's just putting on an act for the boss's benefit .Faking and pretending
(Definition of put on an act from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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