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English definition of “put on the dog”

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put on the dog

US informal
to act as if you are more important than you are
Translations of “put on the dog”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拿出派頭,裝腔作勢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拿出派头,装腔作势…
(Definition of put on the dog from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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