Until the last dog is shot meaning

What does the saying 'Until the last dog is shot' mean?

Idiom: Until the last dog is shot


It means until the very last possible moment or until every possibility is exausted:

You boys always stay until the last dog is shot
I will stay until the last dog is shot to complete this project by deadline

(Expression my mom who was born in 1917 in Wisconson always used.)


Country: American English American English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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