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  • Action Man ( Nickname of Prince Charles ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Action Man ( children's male doll ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Action packed
  • Action painting
  • Action plan
  • Action replay
  • Action stations
  • Address the ball ( golfing term denoting readiness to play )
  • Affirmative action
  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
  • America's Favorite Cowboy ( Nickname of actor Gene Autry )
  • Amped up ( excited and ready for action )
  • An Ideal Husband ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • Angels in America ( play by Tony Kushner )
  • As the actress said to the bishop
  • Assume nothing
  • Attack is the best form of defence
  • Attack of the Clones ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • Balancing act
  • Billy Liar ( Novel and play by Keith Waterhouse and Tom Courtenay / Julie Christie movie )
  • Break a leg ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Bring your A game ( perform to your best ability )
  • Brum brum ( child's play idiom expressing the sound of a vehicle )
  • Bucky Beaver ( Nickname of actress Jenna Elfman )
  • Call to action
  • Carry into action
  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof ( play by Tennesee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor movie )
  • Caught in the act
  • Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends! ( line from the movie 25th Hour )
  • Change of scene ( A new location and way of thinking )
  • Child's play
  • Chips With Everything ( Arnold Wesker play )
  • Class act
  • Clean up your act
  • Close of play
  • Come out and play
  • Couldn't act his way out of a paper bag
  • Daily grind ( the daily routine of a dull or boring job )
  • Death of a Salesman ( play by Arthur Miller )
  • Denial of service attack
  • Do a disappearing act
  • Don't let the grass grow under your feet
  • Don't play the innocent
  • Double act
  • Event horizon
  • Everything to play for
  • Fair play
  • Fair play to you
  • Fake it till you make it
  • Fake the funk
  • Fast acting
  • Foot in the bucket ( A baseball expression meaning to act timidly or cowardly )
  • For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
  • Games people play
  • Get in on the act
  • Get your act together
  • Go and play in the traffic
  • Ham actor
  • Ham it up
  • Happy event
  • Hard act to follow
  • He will never play the piano again
  • Heart attack on a plate
  • Heart attack waiting to happen
  • Hedda Gabler ( play by Henrik Ibsen )
  • High wire act
  • Horse play
  • How does that play in Peoria?
  • Human Rights Act
  • I do
  • I took my harp to the party but no one asked me to play
  • If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again
  • If music be the food of love, play on ( from Twelth Night by Shakespeare )
  • In on the act
  • In play
  • Industrial action
  • It is easy to be wise after the event
  • It was twenty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play ( Beatles song lyric )
  • It's good to play together ( Microsoft Xbox advertising slogan )
  • It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game
  • Joey Pants ( Nickname of actor Joe Pantoliano )
  • Johnny Pizza ( Nickname of actor John Santucci )
  • Juno and the Paycock ( play by Sean O'Casey )
  • Kid n' Play ( Nickname of Kevin Martin )
  • Knock the cover off the ball ( A baseball expression meaning succeed beyond expectation )
  • Lady Windermere's Fan ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • Lights, camera, action
  • Line of attack
  • Live action
  • Live in your world, play in ours ( Sony advertising slogan )
  • Long Day's Journey into Night ( play by Eugene O'Neil )
  • Love play
  • Love scene
  • Main event
  • Make a play for
  • Make a scene ( causing a disturbance )
  • Make great play of
  • Make the scene
  • Make your move
  • Man and Superman ( play by George Bernard Shaw )
  • Mendoza line ( A baseball expression denoting a line marking a very poor performance )
  • Missing in action
  • Mother Courage ( play by Bertolt Brecht )
  • Motion picture event
  • Mourning Becomes Electra ( play by Eugene O'Neill )
  • Ninth inning ( A baseball expression meaning an event or process is near the end )
  • No good deed goes unpunished
  • Nothing acts faster than Anadin ( Anadin advertising slogan )
  • O Romeo, Romeo; wherefore art thou Romeo ( from the play by Shakespeare )
  • Oh, behave! ( Austin Powers )
  • Opening night ( the first night of a theatrical performance )
  • Out of action
  • Papal decree
  • Peak performance
  • Penis Von Lesbian ( Nickname of actor Dick Van Dyke )
  • Phone it in ( perform an act in an uncommitted disinterested manner )
  • Piece of the action ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Play Cupid
  • Play God
  • Play Misty For Me ( Clint Eastwood movie )
  • Play a blinder
  • Play a waiting game
  • Play around
  • Play ball
  • Play both ends against the middle
  • Play by ear
  • Play by play
  • Play by the rules
  • Play catch up
  • Play catchup
  • Play chicken
  • Play dead
  • Play devil's advocate
  • Play dirty
  • Play ducks and drakes
  • Play fast and loose
  • Play favorites
  • Play favourites
  • Play for keeps
  • Play for time
  • Play from the tips
  • Play gooseberry
  • Play hard to get
  • Play hardball ( A baseball expression meaning to be or act tough or aggressive )
  • Play havoc with
  • Play hell
  • Play hide the sausage
  • Play hookey
  • Play it again Sam
  • Play it again, Sam ( New York State Lottery advertising slogan )
  • Play it by the book
  • Play it cool
  • Play it for laughs
  • Play it safe
  • Play kissy face
  • Play off
  • Play possum
  • Play safe
  • Play second fiddle
  • Play silly buggers
  • Play softball ( A baseball expression meaning to ask easy questions )
  • Play the field ( - indulge in a series of sexual relationships )
  • Play the fool
  • Play the game
  • Play the old soldier
  • Play the percentage game
  • Play the race card
  • Play the white man
  • Play to win
  • Play with fire
  • Play within a play
  • Play your cards right
  • Play your part
  • Play yourself in
  • Playboy of the Western World ( play by John Millington Synge )
  • Plug and play
  • Pontiac: Designed for Action ( Pontiac advertising slogan )
  • Put on an act
  • Race proven performance ( Kumho Tires advertising slogan )
  • Random act of kindness
  • Random acts of kindness
  • Read the riot act
  • Ready and waiting ( alert and prepared for action )
  • Red Buttons ( Pseudonym of actor Aaron Chwatt )
  • Roll over and play dead
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ( play by Tom Stoppard )
  • Rubber chicken curcuit ( a speaking or fundraising event at which poor quality meat is served )
  • Schnickle Fritz ( Nickname of actress Susan Lucci )
  • See that girl, watch that scene ( ABBA lyric )
  • Seize the day
  • Serious as a heart attack
  • Sexton Blake ( Cockney rhyming slang for fake )
  • She Stoops to Conquer ( play by Oliver Goldsmith )
  • Sister Act ( Whoopie Goldberg movie )
  • Slice of the action
  • Snack attack
  • Special event
  • Spring into action
  • Stand-by for action
  • Steal the scene
  • Stunt double
  • Survey the scene
  • Sword play
  • Take your cue
  • The Admirable Crichton ( Play by J M Barrie and nickname of James Crichton )
  • The Boston Tea Party ( historical event where chests of tea were dumped into Boston harbour )
  • The Boys in the Band ( play by Mart Crowley )
  • The Cherry Orchard ( play by Anton Chekhov )
  • The Devil's Disciple ( Bernard Shaw play and Burt Lancaster movie )
  • The Fake Sheikh ( Nickname of journalist Mazher Mahmood )
  • The Ginger Man ( play by JP Donleavy )
  • The Girl with the Upside-Down Eyes ( Nickname of actress Glynis Johns )
  • The Glass Menagerie ( play by Tennessee Williams )
  • The Houses of Parliament ( tourist attraction in London England )
  • The Iceman Cometh ( play by Eugene O'Neill )
  • The Importance of Being Ernest ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • The Last Action Hero ( Arnold Schwarzenegger movie )
  • The Little Queen of the Soap Operas ( Nickname of actress Anne Francis )
  • The Man of Many Moods ( Nickname of actor Charles Laughton )
  • The Matinee Lady ( Nickname of actress Carol Wayne )
  • The Plough and the Stars ( play by Sean O'Casey )
  • The Prince of Menace ( Nickname of actor Vincent Price )
  • The Quare Fellow ( play by Brendan Behan )
  • The Scottish play
  • The Voice of Canada ( Nickname of actor Lorne Greene )
  • The act you've known for all these years ( Beatles song lyric )
  • The cat who doesn't act finicky soon loses control of his owner ( 9 Lives Cat Food advertising slogan )
  • The main event
  • The play's the thing
  • Think global, act local
  • Think globally, act locally ( Friends of the Earth advertising slogan )
  • Threepenny Opera ( play by Bertolt Brecht )
  • Throw a beanball ( A baseball expression meaning to attack an opponent by aiming at their head )
  • To assume makes an ass out of u and me
  • Triple play ( A baseball expression denoting the act of making three outs during the same play )
  • Two can play at that game
  • View from a Bridge ( play by Arthur Miller )
  • Waiting for Godot ( play by Samuel Beckett )
  • War hero ( someone who acted heroically during a war )
  • When the cat's away the mice will play
  • Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? ( play by Edward Albee )
  • Wise after the event
  • Woolly Bully ( Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs song )
  • You hum it and I'll play it
  • You just can't help acting on Impulse ( Impulse Deodorant advertising slogan )
  • Your good deed for the day

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