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    My dogs are barking

    Does anyone know the origin of the phrase " my dog's are barking"? i know the definition, my feet are hurting, but I was wondering why feet are referred to as dogs. I have seen other situations where dog was used as a synonym for feet, and I was curious about the reason why. Can anybody help me?

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    Re: My dogs are barking

    Quote Originally Posted by legion451 View Post
    Does anyone know the origin of the phrase " my dog's are barking"? i know the definition, my feet are hurting, but I was wondering why feet are referred to as dogs. I have seen other situations where dog was used as a synonym for feet, and I was curious about the reason why. Can anybody help me?
    Hi,
    welcome to the forum,
    Dogs is a slang term for feet.
    See this:
    "My dogs are barking" in The AnswerBank: Phrases & Sayings

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    Re: My dogs are barking

    Have to agree with you that this is not an expression common to Londoners. I am a Londoner and first heard this when I was in the Army and not from a Londoner. Using Cockney grammar it should also read, "Me dogs is barking," but this is won´t get you a response from the Web!!!

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    Re: My dogs are barking

    I think it has somethig to do with the expression, 'barking mad'. Barking mad = bad in rhyming slang. Thus, 'My feet are barking (mad)) = 'My feet are bad'.

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    it means that your feet hurt.

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