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Funny "DOG" sayings and idioms about people

As idioms about dogs describe the behavior and character of a person.

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 Popular "dogs" sayings and idioms
1. "Dog and pony show"
An elaborate sales, advertising, or publicity presentation or campaign. An ​event that is ​designed to impress ​people in ​order to make them ​buy something or ​invest ​money.
Example
"Our ​average ​customer is a businessperson who doesn't need the ​dog and pony show."
"Bring them in here and do a dog and pony act."

 

2. "Dog days"
The ​hottest ​days of the ​summer. A period marked by inactivity.
The sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun.

Example
"It's hard to get much work done during the dog days."
"Every winter there's a week or two of dog days when sales drop dramatically."

 

3. "Dog's life"
A very ​unhappy and ​unpleasant ​life.

Example
"He's been leading a dog's life since his wife left him."

 

4. "Every dog has its day"
Said to ​emphasize that everyone is ​successful or ​happy at some ​time in ​their ​life. Even the lowliest will sometimes come to the fore.

Example
"They may not listen to me now, but just wait, every dog has its day."

 

5. "If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas"
If you associate with bad people, you will acquire their faults.

Example
"Granddaughter: It's not fair. I'm starting to get a bad reputation just because I'm friends with Suzy and she has a bad reputation.
Grandmother: It's only natural. People think that if you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas."

 

6. "Let sleeping dogs lie"
Said to ​warn someone that they should not ​talk about a ​bad ​situation that most ​people have ​forgotten about.
Do not instigate trouble. Leave something alone if it might cause trouble.

Example
"Jill: Should I ask the boss if he's upset at my coming in late in the mornings?
Jane: If he hasn't said anything about it, just let sleeping dogs lie. I thought I would ask Jill if she wanted me to pay her back right away, but then I decided to let sleeping dogs lie."

"Jane knew she should report the accident but decided to let sleeping dogs lie."

 

 

7. "Love me, love my dog"
Said to ​warn someone that if they ​want to be in a ​relationship with you, they must be ​willing to ​accept everything about you.
If you love someone, you should accept everything and everyone that the person loves.


Example
"Jill: I wish you'd keep your dog out of the house when I come over.
Jane: Love me, love my dog. Most of Alice's friends didn't like her sister, but they accepted her because Alice insisted, "Love me, love my dog."

 

8. "Top dog"
A ​person who has ​achieved a ​position of ​authority

Example
"The reporter tried to get hold of one of the top dogs but couldn’t get past the secretary."

 

9. "Why keep a dog and bark yourself?"
Said when you ​want to ​know why someone would do something himself or herself when that ​person already ​pays someone ​else to do it
Don't do a chore that should be done by someone you hired to do it.

10. "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"
Said to ​mean that it is very ​difficult to ​teach someone new ​skills or to ​change someone's ​habits or ​character.
Getting people to change their habits or acquire new skills is impossible.

Example
"You're never going to teach your father at the age of 79 to use a computer. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, you know."

 

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