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all the world's a stagePeople have roles to play in life just as actors do in the theatre.
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exit stage leftAn orderly and uneventful departure, timed so as not to detract or distract.
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exit stage leftTo exit or disappear in a quiet, non-dramatic fashion, making way for more interesting events.
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exit stage leftLeave the scene, and don't make a fuss.
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set the stageTo prepare; to establish the basis or required conditions.
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stage of the gameA point in the progress of an ongoing dispute or process.
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stage-door JohnnyA man who is infatuated with one or more theatrical actresses and who routinely lingers in and around theatres in an effort to meet and form relationships with the female object(s) of his affection.
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stage-door JohnnyA devoted fan of live theatre and of performing artists, who habitually spends time in and around theatres.
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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.
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break a legA wish for a successful performance; primarily a valediction to an actor wishing him or her a successful theatrical stage performance.
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bring onTo make something appear, as on a stage or a place of competition.
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come into one's ownTo reach a stage of development or maturity where one has achieved strength and confidence, economic security, or respect and social acceptance.
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die on the vineTo fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.
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fan danceA stage performance or striptease in which a female entertainer disrobes while dancing with large hand-held fans that are alternately used to conceal and provide glimpses of her erogenous body regions.
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far goneAt an advanced stage of ruin.
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fourth wallThe imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play.
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fresh out ofOf someone who has recently left one stage of life to begin another.
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in its infancyStill in an early stage.
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iron curtainA barrier made of iron in the theatre, lowered between the stage and the auditorium for safety or to prevent communication.
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knock overTo rob; to stage a heist.
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nip in the budTo stop something at an early stage.
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pitFormerly, that part of a theatre, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theatre.
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walk outTo stage a walkout or strike.
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