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chew the scenery

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  • v. To display excessive emotion or to act in an exaggerated manner while performing; to be melodramatic; to be flamboyant.

Etymologies

Its earliest reference is listed in the Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang as being used by Mary Hallock Foote in Coeur D'Alene in 1894. (Wiktionary)

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