“Pardon my French” is a common English language phrase ostensibly disguising profanity as French. The phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse... more →
To be burdened with someone or something. When my sister went to the doctor I was stuck with looking after her dog.
To ask someone to do something. I had to trouble my neighbor to look after my dog again last week.
To locate someone or something. The police dog worked hard to sniff out the bank robber.
To throw something up, to vomit something. The dog spit up the button that he had swallowed.
To stop threatening or chasing or hounding someone. The police decided to call the dogs off and stop hunting for the man.
1. To stop talking. “Please shut up and let someone else speak.” 2. To confine someone or something. We always shut up our dog in the house when... more →
To crash against and knock down someone or something. A car ran down my dog last week.
"Has the cat got your tongue?" is an expression in the form of a question that originated in the mid-nineteenth century and was used when addressing a child... more →