|2.||act the maggot|
(Dublin slang, specific variant) to work in a sloppy way so as to be excused from unpleasant or unwelcome chores.
Joe said he was going to act the maggot, dropping tools and laying the beams out of whack, so the foreman wouldn't make him do over-time on the day of the semi-finals.
|1.||act the maggot|
Ireland To behave in a foolish, childish, or annoying manner.
Settle down and don't act the maggot!