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Behave in an irresponsible, silly, or playful way.
- ‘Glassy-eyed school children playing the giddy goat in the corridors seem to concur with us: it is worthy but boring.’
- ‘My father is okay but tired, though he manages to play the giddy goat with his grandsons, who think he's really funny.’
- ‘Dependable and prudent, he often yearns to play the giddy goat and do a comic turn, but he'll only do so with a partner who makes him feel safe.’
- ‘He flirted like a butterfly, played the giddy goat and spoke his mind.’
- ‘I loved the mischief in him, the way he could play the giddy goat, his funny gossip.’
- ‘Her brother plays the giddy goat and is everything they told you not to be at school - a coward, a thief, a lazy fellow.’
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