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play the giddy goat

Definition of play the giddy goat in English:

dated Behave in an irresponsible, silly, or playful way.
Example sentences
  • Glassy-eyed school children playing the giddy goat in the corridors seem to concur with us: it is worthy but boring.
  • My father is okay but tired, though he manages to play the giddy goat with his grandsons, who think he's really funny.
  • Dependable and prudent, he often yearns to play the giddy goat and do a comic turn, but he'll only do so with a partner who makes him feel safe.
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