why keep a dog and bark yourself? Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “why keep a dog and bark yourself?” in the English Dictionary

"why keep a dog and bark yourself?" in British English

See all translations

why keep a dog and bark yourself?

UK saying said when you ​want to ​know why someone would do something himself or herself when that ​person already ​pays someone ​else to do it
(Definition of why keep a dog and bark yourself? from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “why keep a dog and bark yourself?”
in Chinese (Simplified) 给了钱别人为你代劳,为何还亲自动手?…
in Chinese (Traditional) 既然花錢找人代勞了,為何還親自動手?…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

procession

a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More