you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

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

love me, love my dog

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

wag the dog

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

all bark and no bite

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

dog days

Meaning: hot, sultry days

Example: During the dog days of summer, people prefer to remain indoors and go out as little as possible. Read on

puppy love

Meaning: a mild infatuation, or a crush

Example: Most teenagers are quick to fall in love and expect it to last a lifetime, but of course it is puppy love and they soon fall out of it. Read on

sick as a dog

Meaning: To be very sick.

Example: You should not go to study with him today. He seemed to be as sick as a dog according to his friends. Read on

man’s best friend

Meaning: It refers to animals that are of use to human beings, mostly used to address dogs.

Example: When his dog died he cried for many days in the memory of his only best friend. Read on

let sleeping dogs lie

Meaning: its best to leave a situation as it is if disturbing it might cause trouble

Example: As Eliza was in good spirits that morning, Andy decided not to bring up the argument they had last night. It was best to let sleeping dogs lie. Read on

go to the dogs

go to the dogs Meanings: - something is becoming worse than it normally was - to become worse in quality or character - becoming very less successful than ... Read on

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the early bird catches the worm

Meaning: it refers to people who arrive earlier are the ones who get the best deals

Example: The admissions in this college get filled in very early. If you really want to enroll your son here then you should remember that the early bird catches the worm. Read on


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