Meaning: The term "top dog" means a person, group, or thing in a position of power, particularly after struggling or winning a grueling competition.
Example: Given the latest shakeups, she is hoping that her experience will make her the top dog in the accounting department. Read on
Meaning: one who protects against loss, corruption, waste, or objectionable practices.
Example: Professor Smith was doing a lot of watchdogging during the mid-term exams at Polk High. Read on
Meaning: having a complaint that needs to be discussed.
Example: Jake walked up to Robert and told him that he had a bone to pick with him. Read on
Meaning: a miserable and unpleasant life
Example: Mark's been leading a dog's life since he was fired from the job. Read on
Meaning: argue jealously and violently all the time
Example: The married couple fought like cat and dog the entire time they were together. Read on
Meaning: to threaten someone, but not take action or follow through with threats
Example: "I haven't finished my maths homework. You know what Mr Peterson is like, he'll shout so loud they will hear him in the next town."
"Yes, but barking dogs seldom bite. It's just his way." Read on
Meaning: you cannot make others change their habits
Example: I tried to make my grandmother learn how to use a smartphone but it was just like you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Read on
Meaning: to accept someone unconditionally
Example: My parents share a very straightforward relationship, it is like love me, love my dog. They accept each other exactly the way they are in person. Read on
Meaning: to divert attention from something that is bad
Example: The prime minister keeps wagging the dog to keep people from actually finding out about the scam and its details. Read on
Meaning: threatening, aggressive, but not willing to engage in a fight
Example: I heard he has threatened you with dire consequences if you don not stop that construction. Don't worry, he is all bark and no bite. Read on
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