Taking the Word Dog to a Whole New Level!
Jessie, the top dog of the house (Okay, the ONLY dog, but still the top dog!):
Hi, there! Remember several days ago when we pointed out certain common expressions and phrases that incorporate the use of the word cat? Well, today I have a few that involve the word dog. See if you use any of these in your everyday dialogue!
- The doggy paddle. (Remember when you learned to swim that way?)
- A dog and pony show. (This is how humans perform when they want to impress someone!)
- Top dog (Also known as Jessie; a boss; a leader; someone in a position of authority; also known as Jessie!)
- The dog days of summer (If you live in or near Kansas City, this needs no explanation of how our summer has been!)
- Dog-eared (Read a good book lately? Have the corners been turned down to mark your place?)
- Fighting like cats and dogs (Not that any of that goes on here between Party Marty and me!)
- He’s in the dog house (This typically refers to the husband of the home when he has done something to upset the wife!)
- Working like a dog (I still don’t get this one. Dogs don’t work. Whatever.)
- It’s not easy to teach an old dog new tricks! (What? Me? Old habits? Nonsense!)
- Let sleeping dogs lie! (Don’t revisit something that has happened in the past if it is negative or painful to discuss. Or, the obvious…let sleeping dogs lie. I need a nap. I’ve been working like a dog because I have been fighting like cats and dogs and these dog days of summer have me exhausted. This top dog is going to find a dog-eared book and do some reading for pleasure, doggone it!)
Thanks to englishteachermelanie.com for this fun information!