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What does the idiom Gone to the dogs mean?
A person who is capable of doing things never brags himself.
Go to the Dogs - to decline in looks or health; to be ruined or destroyed Origin: As far back as the 1500s, food that was not thought to be suitable for human consumpti…on was thrown to the dogs. The expression caught on and expanded to include any person or thing that came to a bad end, was ruied, or looked terrible.
It's what the page of a book looks like when you turn the corner down - you say that the page is "dog-eared." It should also be noted there is a similar-sounding expression, "…dog years"-- which refers to an erroneous (but widely believed) claim about how dogs age: it is believed by many that one human year equals seven dog years.
It means that it is raining very hard. The image is of cats and dogs falling from the sky along with the rain -- one joke says "I know it is because I just stepped in a poodle… (puddle)!" Rain is coming down very hard. It's pouring.
"Going to the dogs" means going bad. You would say "Man, that shop has really gone to the dogs - I don't even want to go inside any more." The expression 'gone to the dogs' m…eans that someone or something exhibits very much lower standards than previously or was expected. Origin: As far back as the 1500s, food that was not thought to be suitable for human consumption was thrown to the dogs. The expression caught on and expanded to include any person or thing that came to a bad end, was ruied, or looked terrible.
The expression 'dog in a manger' comes from a fable of the same name written by Aesop, who was possibly Ethiopian but spent much of his life in Athens. It is not known exactly… when the first of Aesop's fables were written as the fables were originally handed down from one generation to the next just like a myth or a legend. It is, however, believed that Aesop lived from about 620 to 560 B.C. Fables are short stories which illustrate a particular moral and teach a lesson to children. The theme and characters appeal to children and the stories are often humorous and entertaining. Fables can also be described as tales or yarns which have a message in their narrative such as a parable might have. Fables can often pass into our culture as myths and legends. This particular fable goes something like this: A Dog looking out for its afternoon nap jumped into the manger of an ox and lay there cosily upon the straw. But soon the ox, returning fom its afternoon work, came up to the manger and wanted to eat some of the straw. The dog, angry at being awakened from its slumber, stood up and barked at the Ox, and whenever it came near attempted to bite it. At last the Ox had to give up the hope of getting at the straw, and went away hungry. The expression means that people often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
It means you are very happy. When a dog is happy, it wags its tail. A dog with 2 tails wagging would be very happy.
It in short is a story,which has an unexpected ending. A really good shaggy dog story will last 20-30 minutes, at which time the punch line makes you want to kill the storytel…ler! Here is the plot of the "original" shaggy dog story, as told to an unsuspecting kid (me): A young boy says he wants a shaggy dog for Christmas (or his birthday). He is beaten and told never to say that again. As he grows older, he tries telling different people that he wants a shaggy dog. He is always treated as if he's said he wants to murder and eat babies! He gets beaten up, slapped, loses his friends, kicked out of the church - whatever horrible thing you can think of, you add into the story. Finally, he is an old, old man and he meets another old man on the street who says, "I can tell you why all this happened." As he eagerly listens, the other man explains, "The reason you are never supposed to want a shaggy dog is ---" and a bus runs over him. The whole point is that the listener builds up a huge desire to find out what the point of the story is going to be -- and then you either don't tell them, or you have a horrible, horrible pun for the ending! There's one about a man searching for "The Tis Bottle" and at the end he sets it with a lot of other bottles and plays "My Country TIS of Thee" on them.
Idioms are phrases or expressions whose meaning should not be taken literally. I cannot be understood by simply knowing and putting together the ordinary meanings of the separ…ate words in it. Examples: Contracts, agreements, and memos should be put into Black and White. (into writing) I burned the midnight oil whenever there's a test. (study thoroughly)
The popular idiom "every dog has its day" refers to the idea that everyone, regardless of wealth or previous luck, will have good things happen to them at some point. "Every… dog has it's day" is another way of saying that everyone has a moment of triumph or success. The implication is that even a lowly dog has one time when everything is going it's way. The expression is a semi-quotation from Shakespeare's Hamlet: "and dog will have his day"
It means "to try it", a better way of saying it is "have a go at it" . happy speaking!
It means a person is extremely tired or totally drained. Ex: All that yard work today, in the hot sun, has me dog-tired! Derived from the fact that dogs are always panting, wi…th thier tongues out, as if they were really tired.
A 'dog in a manger' is a term often used towards someone who spoils enjoyment for others but gets no advantage themselves. Imagine a dog sitting in a manger preventing the hor…se from eating the hay. The dog cannot eat the hay itself but is resentlful of the horse enjoying its meal so it lays in the manger to spite the horse. These 'dogs' are usually jealous bitter people.
It refers to being extremely sick. The idiom compares a human's very uncomfortable illness (like the flu or a bad virus) with how ill a dog gets when it eats something it is n…ot supposed to eat and often gets a very severe reaction.
Hurry up, finish what you started, whats the main part of this question, stuff like that. It's not necessarily and idiom, just a popular saying people use.
"To be" is not an idiom - it's a verb.