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    Dog related idioms

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    How is it?

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    Re: Dog related idioms

    It's Patchy.

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    Re: Dog related idioms

    As dry as a dead dingo's donger (for AusE)

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    What does it mean?

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    Re: Dog related idioms

    The chart is just OK. I question the definition for "hair of the dog". The usual meaning is to have a drink of liquor (not a prescribed remedy) to treat the hangover symptoms. Also, I would not call "do the doggy paddle" an idiom.

    Matthew provided a great link with many dog idioms. Here a couple others:

    That dog don't/won't hunt. This said about an idea/plan/project that is destined to fail.
    I have no dog in the race/fight. This means the speaker has no personal interest in the matter.

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    Re: Dog related idioms

    Why did you write "that dog don't..." instead of "doesn't"? I'm confused.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    That's the way I've always heard it. Not every idiom is expressed in grammatical English.

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    Re: Dog related idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Why did you write "that dog don't..." instead of "doesn't"? I'm confused.
    This is a colloquial usage. One would hear it quite a bit in the southern US states.

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