[Ads-l] like a dog

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 31 19:26:29 EDT 2017


A popular politician likes to use this simile as an expression of contempt.
Presumably "die like a dog" is the inspiration. ("Work like a dog" doesn't
sound contemptuous to me.)

Exx.:

She lied like a dog.

He choked like a dog.

He fired him like a dog.

JL

-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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