Observing the ‘play’ of ones own thoughts and feelings, hopes, fears and fantasies; acting something out and not being real.

On stage: Feeling in the public eye, or wanting to be noticed; going through a ‘stage’ of ones life. If particular emotions are being expressed on stage, it suggests these feelings are something you are dealing with in your public relations.

The stage: A situation you are meeting or in the midst of, perhaps demanding you play a particular role.

Looking at stage: What is claiming ones attention at present; looking within oneself; experimenting with or exploring an idea or situation such as a relationship; role or situation.

Idioms: Set the stage for; stage fright; stage-manage; act a part; act of God; act on; catch somebody in the act; get in on the act; get ones act together; act ones age; play the fool.

See: Stage.

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