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Tracie

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2020.01.19 15:54

English Idioms - This post contains idioms that involve dogs

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“Gone to the dogs” - Boy, this place has really gone to the dogs since the new manager took over.
- This is another way of saying that things aren’t great, and definitely not like they used to be. It’s a negative.

“Doggy bag” - I see you didn’t finish your meal, would you like a doggy bag?
- Americans have a bad habit of feeding people food to their pets. Some restaurants actually have a picture of a dog on the take-away bag to take your leftovers home.

“Let sleeping dogs lie” - I know you want to discuss the matter with him, but it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie.
- This is a little more obvious. You really should never wake a dog that’s asleep, it may not work out in your favor.

“Sick as a dog” - I’m sick as a dog today.
- Picture a dog that isn’t being cared for and looks like it hasn’t had a bath or a decent meal in a long time. (And then take care of that dog! And yourself!)

“Bark is worse than the bite” - Don’t mind him, his bark is worse than his bite!
- Someone might sound really mean, but they’re actually a very kind and gentle person.

(There are so many more, but space is limited 🤣)


https://www.rover.com/blog/uk/how-dog-friendly-are-these-29-dog-idioms-what-do-they-mean/
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  • Anthony あんそ 2020.01.19 15:58

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    Adding: “Barking up the wrong tree” -Something that isn’t recommended. 😛
  • Tracie 2020.01.19 15:59

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    @Anthony あんそ Yes - I’ve often said that to people 🤣 Usually, the same people who are “like a dog with a bone” about some topics.
  • Don 2020.01.20 05:18

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    Thanks, Tracie!
  • Don 2020.01.20 05:20

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    I drank too much last night, so I'm sick as a dog now.
  • Lewyルイʕʘ‿ʘʔ 2020.01.20 12:47

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    Dog gone - exclamation like “damn it!” Dog days are over - those rough days are behind you
  • Lewyルイʕʘ‿ʘʔ 2020.01.20 12:48

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    The bright ginger dog. Is that like a breed of fox? 🦊 Are they an Akiba?
  • Tracie 2020.01.20 14:01

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    @Lewyルイʕʘ‿ʘʔ They’re both shiba inu, but the red one is too big. So I don’t think he is full shiba. Everyone says he looks like a fox, but he’s 50lbs! 🤣
  • Tracie 2020.01.20 14:02

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    @Don Yes! (Hangovers are the worst)
  • Tracie 2020.01.20 14:03

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    @Lewyルイʕʘ‿ʘʔ hah and doggone had once changed into daggone and dagnabbit English slang is constantly evolving. It’s no wonder anyone learning gets confused. I don’t understand anyone under the age of 25 anymore 🤣
  • Lewyルイʕʘ‿ʘʔ 2020.01.20 23:07

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    @Tracie me too haha. People under 25 haha
  • Lewyルイʕʘ‿ʘʔ 2020.01.20 23:07

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    Good thing I’m just over that threshold
  • Tracie 2020.01.20 23:21

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    @Lewyルイʕʘ‿ʘʔ 😉

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