maggot

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worm

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the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter

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In Last Orders, devised by Tom Prendeville, the contestants will be yellow-carded for arguing with fellow drinkers, vomiting, knocking over their drink, "acting the maggot" and other trivial public house no-nos.
Vocalist Mickey MacNamara agreed: "Lots of fellas my own age think that its great to get barred out of clubs and generally go round acting the maggot. It's sad and pathetic really.
I read the phrase 'acting the maggot' the other day.
"I would prefer the manager to be Irish and I would like it to be Martin O'Neill but if he's acting the maggot and doesn't really want it then ultimately we have to go elsewhere.