It means simply not doing shit you’re not paid to do at work, or refusing to do the job of two people when you’re only paid for one.
Act your wage at work. Don’t exhaust yourself over shit you’re not paid for. Don’t take unpaid overtime. Get comfortable telling your boss no, and unionize, unionize, unionize!
by WeAlsoDoSomeTrolling October 28, 2022
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A phrase to address those who spend far more money than they really can afford, attempting to seem rich or wealthy.
Walmart Employee: "I just bought this new 65" flat screen and a ps4!"

Upper Class Man: "Act your wage you fool, I'm not going to be stuck paying for your food stamps because you're a dumbass with your money!"
by Rick_Aterson February 28, 2014
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