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dog tired

dog tired Meanings: – very tired, exhausted – extremely weary, totally drained. Examples: 1. Carl usually got home at around 5 o’clock, dog tired after overtime on the … Read on

throw to the wolves

feed, leave or throw to the wolves, dogs or lions Meanings: – allow somebody else to be criticized or attacked, often in order to protect one – to … Read on

dog’s life

live or lead a dog’s life Meanings: – a very unhappy and unpleasant life – a miserable, unhappy existence – to lead a drab or boring life Examples: … Read on

dog in the manger

Meaning: one who prevents others from enjoying something despite having no use for it

Example: Stop being such a dog in the manger and let your sister ride your bike if you're not using it. Read on

dog eat dog

dog eat dog Meanings: – a very competitive world – ruthlessly competitive business environment. – marked by destructive or ruthless competition; without self-restraint, ethics, etc. – do anything … Read on

fight like cat and dog

fight like cat and dog Meaning: argue jealously and violently all the time. Example: Both of the children of Mrs. Bector in our neighborhood fight like cat and … Read on

raining cats and dogs

Meaning: too much heavy rain

Example: It's raining cats and dogs I am worried about how my kids will reach home. Read on

bark up the wrong tree

Meaning: waste one's efforts by pursuing the wrong thing or path

Example: It was a very sensitive case and yet for over one year the investigators kept barking up the wrong tree. Read on

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come hell or high water

Meaning: come what may

Example: I want to complete this report by today, come hell or high water. Read on

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