Man of action




Man of action :


Action stations

An order or warning to prepare for action

Originally, this was an order to naval personnel to go to their allocated positions ready to engage the enemy



Man of action

a man whose life is characterized by physical activity or deeds rather than by words or intellectual matters



A piece of the action = A slice of the action

A share in the excitement of something
A share in the profit something
(Informal)



Where the action is

Where important or interesting things are happening (informal)

1971 Gourmet : You can dine outside, weather permitting or in the bar where the action is.



Your actual

The real, genuine or important thing specified (informal)

1968 Kenneth Williams Diary : There's no doubt about it, on a good day, I look quite lovely in your actual gamin fashion.


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