You all know what a dog is right? If not, I’ll tell you…


A dog is a domesticated mammal that is often kept as a pet. They can be used for hunting, racing, guarding and in the police force. Dogs are closely related to wolves.

The word ‘dog’ can be used as an insult when said to a woman. It means she is physically unattractive.

e.g. Kelly is a dog, I wouldn’t go to the prom with her even if you paid me.

idioms and expressions about dogs

Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and expressions with dogs. Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.​

animal idioms - dog expressions and sayings
dog idioms - a pooch
dog sayings - as sick as a dog
dog idioms - call off the dogs
dog idioms - dog eat dog world
dog phrases - dog tired
dog phrases - doggy bag
dog phrases - dogs bollocks
dog phrases - dog's dinner
dog phrases - dressed up like the dog’s dinner
dog sayings - face like a bulldog chewing a wasp
dog sayings - fight like cat and dog
dog sayings - go to the dogs
dog expressions - hair of the dog
dog sayings - hound someone
dog expressions - in the dog house
dog expressions - man’s best friend
dog expressions - puppy love
dog expressions - rain cats and dogs
dog expressions - see a man about a dog
dog expressions - top dog