Idiom: Small dog, tall weeds
Meaning: This idiom is used to describe someone the speaker does not believe has the ability or resources to handle a task or job.Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Small fry
- Small beer
- Big fish in a small pond
- Tall order
- Tall story
- Cut down the tall poppies
- In the tall cotton
- A lost ball in the high weeds
- Tall drink of water
- Small potatoes
- Stand tall
- Don't sweat the small stuff
- Tall enough to hunt geese with a rake
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