- Dog's dinnerSomething that is a dog's dinner is a real mess.
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dog's dinner — noun a poor job; a mess they made a real dog s breakfast of that job • Syn: ↑dog s breakfast • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingd … Useful english dictionary
dog's dinner — • overdressed or or in a mess. eg. He was done up like a dog s dinner or You ve made a right dogs dinner of this ! … Londonisms dictionary
dog's dinner — n a. an extravagant display, especially a vulgar, misguided or unsuccessful attempt at smartness. The expression, which dates from the late 1920s, usually forms part of a phrase such as all done up like a dog s dinner . b. a mess. In this… … Contemporary slang
dog's dinner — Noun. 1. A mess. Cf. dog s breakfast . 2. See done up like a dog s dinner … English slang and colloquialisms
Dog's dinner — If you make a real mess of something it might be described as a real dog s dinner. A bit like some joint Anglo American approaches to Eastern Europe for example! … The American's guide to speaking British
dog's dinner — Something that is a dog s dinner is a real mess. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
Dog's dinner — Something that is a dog s dinner is a real mess … Dictionary of English idioms
dog's dinner — Meal of scraps of left over food. Used met. for (sometimes unsuccessful) attempt at stylish dress. Hence done up like a dog s dinner Wearing conspicuous (or incongruous) clothes … A concise dictionary of English slang
dog's dinner — noun A complete mess. The Polizei had made a dogs dinner of this. Vera would have done better, no doubt of it. It now remained to be seen whether the Law would do better. Syn: dogs breakfast … Wiktionary
Dog's dinner — mess; a confused state of affairs … Dictionary of Australian slang