Meaning of “tread the boards” in the English Dictionary

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"tread the boards" in British English

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tread the boards

old-fashioned or humorous

to act in plays:

It's three years now since you've trodden the boards, Ken - how does it feel to be back?

(Definition of “tread the boards” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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