dog it
phrasal to fail to do one's best ; goldbrick

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dog it — 1) vb British to play truant. The term is heard partic ularly in the Scottish Lowlands and the north of England. 2) vb American to perform badly, fail to do one s best. A campus and high school expression from the 1970s. If you dog it again this… …   Contemporary slang

  • dog it — informal, chiefly N. Amer. act lazily. → dog …   English new terms dictionary

  • dog it — verb To underperform; to lag behind; to fail to exert effort The coach made him run extra laps, because he was dogging it in practice …   Wiktionary

  • dog it — be lazy, not work    Bill admits he s been dogging it lately. He lacks energy …   English idioms

  • dog it — idi Informal. to do something perfunctorily or not at all …   From formal English to slang

  • dog it — phrasal 1. slang : to run away 2. slang : to fail to try one s best : loaf on the job : goldbrick …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Dog it was that Died — is a play by the British playwright Tom Stoppard.Written for BBC Radio in 1982, it concerns the dilemma faced by a spy over who he actually works for. The play was also adapted for television by Stoppard, and broadcast in 1988. StoryRupert Purvis …   Wikipedia

  • Dog communication — It is important to look at the dog s whole body and not just the mouth or tail before deciding what the dog is trying to communicate. What appears initially as aggression might be an invitation to play. Dog communication refers to body movements… …   Wikipedia

  • Dog attack — Classification and external resources Dogs typically attack using their teeth[1] ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Dog — (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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