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English definition of “see a man about a dog”
see a man about a dog
›You might say you have to see a man about a dog when you do not want to say what you are really doing, especially when going to the toilet: I've just got to see a man about a dog. I'll be back in a minute.
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,