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  • Act your age
  • Address the ball ( golfing term denoting readiness to play )
  • All over the show
  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
  • Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life ( Monty Python's Flying Circus song )
  • Am I bovvered? ( A catchphrase from The Catherine Tate Show )
  • America's Oldest Living Teenager ( Nickname of game show host Dick Clark )
  • An Ideal Husband ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • And now for something completely different ( A catchphrase from Monty Python's Flying Circus )
  • Angels in America ( play by Tony Kushner )
  • Art Of War ( Sun Tzu book )
  • Art deco
  • Art for art's sake
  • Art house
  • Art imitating life
  • Art is going one step too far
  • Art is long and life is short
  • Art nouveau
  • Art of the possible
  • Art of war
  • Art, with a capital F
  • Balancing act
  • Best in show
  • Billy Liar ( Novel and play by Keith Waterhouse and Tom Courtenay / Julie Christie movie )
  • Black art
  • Boutros Boutros Ghali ( A catchphrase from The Fast Show )
  • Bright Eyes ( Art Garfunkel song )
  • Brum brum ( child's play idiom expressing the sound of a vehicle )
  • Buy Opera today And make this banner go away ( Opera advertising slogan )
  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof ( play by Tennesee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor movie )
  • Cattle show
  • Caught in the act
  • 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
  • Death of a Salesman ( play by Arthur Miller )
  • Do a disappearing act
  • Does my bum look big in this? ( A catchphrase from The Fast Show )
  • Dog and pony show
  • Don't play the innocent
  • Double act
  • Enjoy the Show ( E! Entertainment Television advertising slogan )
  • Everything to play for
  • Exemplary behaviour
  • Fair play
  • Fair play to you
  • Father Knows Best ( American TV Show )
  • Fibre art ( Artwork consisting of natural or synthetic fibres )
  • Foot in the bucket ( A baseball expression meaning to act timidly or cowardly )
  • For the benefit of Mr.Kite there will be a show tonight on trampoline ( Beatles song lyric )
  • Fred Carno's circus
  • Games people play
  • Get in on the act
  • Get the show on the road
  • Get your act together
  • Give the show away
  • Go and play in the traffic
  • Got it down to a fine art
  • Hard act to follow
  • He will never play the piano again
  • He's fallen in the water ( A catchphrase from The Goon Show )
  • Hedda Gabler ( play by Henrik Ibsen )
  • Heeere's Johnny ( A catchphrase from Johnny Carson Show )
  • Hey there, Boo Boo! ( A catchphrase from The Yogi Bear Show )
  • High wire act
  • Holy mackerel! ( A catchphrase from Kingfish In Amos 'N' Andy Show )
  • Horse play
  • How does that play in Peoria?
  • How very dare you ( A catchphrase from The Catherine Tate Show )
  • Human Rights Act
  • I don't have to show you any stinking badges ( The Treasure of the Sierra Madre )
  • I don't know much about art but I know what I like
  • I may not know much about art, but I know what I like
  • I took my harp to the party but no one asked me to play
  • I was very very drunk ( A catchphrase from The Fast Show )
  • I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here ( Reality TV show )
  • I'm a little bit wooooor, a little bit waaaaaaaaaayy, I'm a geezer! ( A catchphrase from Chris The Crafty Cockney In The Fast Show )
  • I'm smarter than the average bear! ( A catchphrase from The Yogi Bear Show )
  • If music be the food of love, play on ( from Twelth Night by Shakespeare )
  • If you can't ride two horses at once, you shouldn't be in the circus
  • In on the act
  • In play
  • 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
  • Juno and the Paycock ( play by Sean O'Casey )
  • Keep the show on the road
  • Kid n' Play ( Nickname of Kevin Martin )
  • Kinetic art
  • Lady Windermere's Fan ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • Let's do the show right here
  • Live in your world, play in ours ( Sony advertising slogan )
  • Long Day's Journey into Night ( play by Eugene O'Neil )
  • Love play
  • Make a play for
  • Make great play of
  • Man and Superman ( play by George Bernard Shaw )
  • Media circus
  • Mendoza line ( A baseball expression denoting a line marking a very poor performance )
  • Model behaviour
  • Mother Courage ( play by Bertolt Brecht )
  • Mourning Becomes Electra ( play by Eugene O'Neill )
  • Music is art. Muzak is science ( Muzak Corporation advertising slogan )
  • No one expects the Spanish Inquisition ( A catchphrase from Monty Python's Flying Circus )
  • Noble art of self defence
  • Nudge nudge, wink wink ( A line from Monty Python's Flying Circus )
  • O Brother Where Art Thou ( A catchphrase from Ed Murrow and George Clooney movie title )
  • O Romeo, Romeo; wherefore art thou Romeo ( from the play by Shakespeare )
  • On show
  • On your best behaviour
  • One night stand
  • One-man show
  • Opening night ( the first night of a theatrical performance )
  • Our father who art in heaven
  • Peak performance
  • Peep show
  • Phone it in ( perform an act in an uncommitted disinterested manner )
  • 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
  • Pop art
  • Put on an act
  • Race proven performance ( Kumho Tires advertising slogan )
  • Random act of kindness
  • Read the riot act
  • Roll over and play dead
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ( play by Tom Stoppard )
  • Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel ( A catchphrase from Batman TV show )
  • Say kids, what time is it? ( A catchphrase from Howdy Doody Show )
  • She Stoops to Conquer ( play by Oliver Goldsmith )
  • Show a clean pair of heels
  • Show a leg
  • Show a little leg
  • Show and tell
  • Show down
  • Show me the money ( A catchphrase from Jerry Maguire )
  • Show me the spot ( Abraham Lincoln quotation )
  • Show no quarter
  • Show of hands
  • Show off
  • Show pony
  • Show some appreciation
  • Show the door
  • Show the flag
  • Show the ropes
  • Show the white feather
  • Show up
  • Show your hand
  • Show your true colours
  • Show's over folks
  • Sister Act ( Whoopie Goldberg movie )
  • State of the art
  • Steal the show
  • Stop the show
  • Suit you, sir ( A catchphrase from The Fast Show )
  • Sword play
  • Sydney Opera House ( tourist attraction in Australia )
  • The Admirable Crichton ( Play by J M Barrie and nickname of James Crichton )
  • The Amazing Race ( US TV show )
  • The Art Of The Deal ( Donald Trump slogan and book title )
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Best Second Banana in the Business ( Nickname of Art Carney )
  • 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 Ginger Man ( play by JP Donleavy )
  • The Glass Menagerie ( play by Tennessee Williams )
  • The Greatest Show on Earth ( Barnum & Bailey Circus advertising slogan )
  • The Iceman Cometh ( play by Eugene O'Neill )
  • The Importance of Being Ernest ( play by Oscar Wilde )
  • The Last Picture Show ( Jeff Bridges movie )
  • The Plough and the Stars ( play by Sean O'Casey )
  • The Quare Fellow ( play by Brendan Behan )
  • The Scottish play
  • The Show ( Nickname of Harold Arceneaux )
  • The Show Business Capital Of The World ( Nickname of Hollywood California )
  • The Smartest Dumbbell in the History of Show Business ( Nickname of comedienne Gracie Allen )
  • The Truman Show ( Jim Carey movie )
  • The act you've known for all these years ( Beatles song lyric )
  • The art that conceals art
  • The black art
  • The cat who doesn't act finicky soon loses control of his owner ( 9 Lives Cat Food advertising slogan )
  • The only show in town
  • The play's the thing
  • The show must go on
  • There's No Business Like Show Business ( Judy Garland song )
  • Think global, act local
  • Think globally, act locally ( Friends of the Earth advertising slogan )
  • Threepenny Opera ( play by Bertolt Brecht )
  • Tonight's top ten list ( A catchphrase from David Letterman In The Late Show )
  • 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 )
  • When the cat's away the mice will play
  • Which was nice ( A catchphrase from The Fast Show )
  • Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? ( play by Edward Albee )
  • Why don't we do the show right here?
  • Work of art
  • You hum it and I'll play it

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