Idiom: 'It's not the size of the dog in fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog'

What does 'It's not the size of the dog in fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog' mean?

Meaning:

Usually refering to a small dog attacking a larger animal, this means that fierceness is not necessarily a matter of physical size, but rather mental/psychological attitude.

  • Category: Animals
  • Contributed By: Jerry

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