Dog Idioms

The lovely dog is defined by Merriam-Webster as a domestic mammal that is intimately related to the gray wolf. In this article I’ll show you a bunch of words with dog in them.

The Cambridge English dictionary describes the dog as a four-legged animal that is typically kept as a pet.

Dogs have been bred by humans for a very long time and now play many parts in human society.

They are the descendants of various canids of the ancient world.

About 75% of the world’s dogs live in the developing world.

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet

10 Idioms With the Word Dog

It’s raining cats and dogs: an expression used for when it is raining like crazy.

Everybody and their dog: an enormous amount of people.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks: it’s difficult to change someone’s habits.

Dog-eat-dog: competitive; dog-eat-dog world is a common idiom that is used to explain to someone that the world is a harsh place and that you have to look out for yourself.

It’s a dog’s life: an unhappy life.

Top dog: someone who is at the top of their field.

Every dog will have its day: everyone has a chance at some point in their lives.

Throw to the dogs: to abandon someone and allowing him or her to fall.

Be like a dog with two tails: to be happy.

A barking dog seldom bites: an expression used for when someone makes threats but does not follow through.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight...

15 Words Containing the Word Dog

There are far too many words that use dog, but here’s a list of fifteen words with dog in them.

Dogbame: A poisonous North American plant.

Dogberry: fruits usually belonging to the red dogwood (also known as cornus kousa—the Kousa dogwood). Dogberries are also found in yellow clintonias and mountain-ash plants.

Dogcatcher: a public worker who is responsible for catching dogs that not belong anywhere.

Dogmatic: the expression of beliefs or opinions with conviction as if they are absolutely true.

Dogwatch: one of two watches of two hours that occur on ships, usually from four to six and six to eight p.m.

Dognapper: Kidnapping or stealing a dog; a play on words with the word kidnapper and dog.

Dogtooth: an Early English piece of architecture—a small pointed ornament with four petals.

Dogfight: this can mean several things: a battle between dogs; a struggle between fighter planes who are trying to approach each other; or a fight between people, groups, organizations or even countries. Politics are frequently refereed to as dogfights.

Dogvane: a special kind of vane used to mark the course of the wind.

Dogsled: a sled that is pulled by dogs. Dogsledding is the act of traveling by dogsled.

Doghouse: when someone is angry at you for doing something (or not doing something!); for example: “he’s in the doghouse”.

Hangdog: defeated, loser, humiliated.

Hotdog: Cooked sausage inside a sliced bun, typically with mustard and/or ketchup.

Dogface: U.S. army man; the word usually refers to infantrymen in World War Two.

Seadog: An elderly sailor, usually quite experienced.

I can't imagine God not allowing my dog into heaven


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