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dog

noun [C]
 
 
/dɒɡ/
informal an investment, company, or product that will probably fail
MARKETING a product that has a small share of a market that has a low rate of growth →  Compare Boston Matrix
dog eat dog informal a situation in which competitors are willing to harm each other in order to be successful: It is dog eat dog on Las Vegas's world-famous Strip as huge casino complexes compete for attention. The fast-growing telecom industry was a dog-eat-dog world where firms were either looking to expand or ripe for takeover.
eat your own dog food informal if a company eats its own dog food, it uses the products that it makes in its own business activities, rather than using products made by other companies: The company, which makes high-tech equipment, could not have grown as fast as it has without eating lots of its own dog food.
go to the dogs informal ( also US go to hell in a handbasket/handcart) to get into a very bad situation: The economy seems to be going to the dogs. Signs of a global recession inevitably conjure up thoughts of the last time we went to hell in a handbasket: the Great Depression of the 1930s.
that dog won't hunt US informal used to say that a plan will fail →  See also top dog
Translations of “dog”
in Korean 개…
in Arabic كَلْب…
in French chien…
in Turkish köpek…
in Italian cane…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, (尤指當作寵物或用來打獵、看護東西的)狗,犬…
in Russian собака…
in Polish pies…
in Spanish perro…
in Portuguese cachorro…
in German der Hund…
in Catalan gos…
in Japanese イヌ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, (尤指当作宠物或用来打猎、看护东西的)狗,犬…
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