a dog in the manger Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “a dog in the manger” in the English Dictionary

"a dog in the manger" in British English

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a dog in the manger

someone who ​keeps something that they do not ​want in ​order to ​prevent someone ​else from getting it
(Definition of a dog in the manger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a dog in the manger”
in Chinese (Simplified) 占着茅坑不拉屎的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 佔著茅坑不拉屎的人…
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