act the angora v.
(Aus./N.Z.) to play the fool; note extrapolation the gay angora in cit. 1924.
|Kiama Indep. (NSW) 20 May. 2/3: It is to be hoped ‘Couny’ will not act the ‘giddy angora’ in England too much, or he may be sent back before the tour is over.|
|Materials for a Dict. of Aus. Sl. [unpub. ms.] 1: ACT THE ANGORA: slang a variant of ‘Act the goat’.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 26 Feb. 1/1: After declining to play because he wasn’t captain, he started to act the angora.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 12 Dec. 16/2: Cut out the drama, Finch, and explain why you are acting the angora?|
|Rose of Spadgers 15: An’, if them partin’ words weren’t meant fer me, / Well, I’m the gay angora, I suppose.‘’Ave a ’Eart!’ in|
|Somewhere Out There 216: Don’t act the angora with me, you old billy goat. You can point as easily as you can shrug.|
|Death before Wicket 100: Don’t act the angora, lady! No need for violence!|