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Meaning of "a dog's dinner" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A DOG'S DINNER

a dog's dinner play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A DOG'S DINNER

a bull in a china shop
A bursary
a capella
a cappella
a chip off the old block
a closed book
a couple of
a cut above
a dime a dozen
a dog´s chance
a dog´s life
a drop in the bucket
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
a dusty answer
a fair crack of the whip
a far cry
a fast buck
a fine kettle of fish
a flea in one´s ear
a foot in the door

WORDS THAT END LIKE A DOG'S DINNER

award-winner
banner
beginner
breadwinner
candlelight dinner
Christmas dinner
dinner
finner
inner
like a dog´s dinner
medal-winner
pinner
potluck dinner
prizewinner
salad spinner
sinner
skinner
spinner
thinner
TV dinner
winner

Synonyms and antonyms of a dog's dinner in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a dog's dinner» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A DOG'S DINNER

Find out the translation of a dog's dinner to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a dog's dinner from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a dog's dinner» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

狗的晚餐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la cena de un perro
570 millions of speakers

English

a dog´s dinner
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक कुत्ते के खाने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عشاء كلب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ужин собаки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jantar de um cão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি কুকুর এর ডিনার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un dîner de chien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makan malam anjing
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abendessen eines Hundes
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

犬の夕食
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

강아지의 저녁 식사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nedha awan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bữa ăn tối của một con chó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு நாய் இரவு உணவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुत्राचा डिनर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir köpek yemeği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cena di un cane
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obiad psa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вечерю собаки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cina un câine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δείπνο του σκύλου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n hond se dinee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en hund middag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hundens middag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a dog's dinner

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A DOG'S DINNER»

The term «a dog's dinner» is regularly used and occupies the 57.348 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A DOG'S DINNER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a dog's dinner

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A DOG'S DINNER»

Discover the use of a dog's dinner in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a dog's dinner and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Balderdash & Piffle: One Sandwich Short of a Dog's Dinner
From the 'Cloud-cuckoo-land' of Aristophanes to the town of Balaclava, this is a funny but rigorously researched account of English words and their origins.
Alex Games, 2010
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A Dog's Dinner: Practical, Healthy and Nutritious Recipes ...
The book sounds a warning about the increasing danger of commercial pet food substances, and advocates diets designed for pet health rather than corporate profits.
Helena Paton-Ayre, Iain Paton-Ayre, 2013
3
Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters
From the Hardcover edition.
Richard Rumelt, 2011
4
English Idioms in Use Advanced with Answers
idiom example meaning done up / dressed up like a dog's dinner She was dressed up like a dog's wearing clothes which made her look silly when she had dressed for a formal occasion (informal) dinner at the reception, in a big hat, lots of ...
Felicity O'Dell, Michael McCarthy, 2010
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All Sturm and No Drang: Beckett and Romanticism : Beckett at ...
Thus Beckett raises his laugh when the series of grammatical possibilities of how to take out a dog's dinner becomes itself a dog's dinner. Beckett continues, “ Revival of syllogism in connection with geometrical method (Jung, Weigel, Christian ...
Dirk Van Hulle, Mark Nixon, 2007
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Meet the English
... guide for the Trainee Dog Groomer (Gould) A dog's dinner (Paton-Ayre) Animal Grief (Alderton) Bramble: the dog who wanted to live forever (Heritage) Cat Speak – recognising and understanding behaviour (Rauth-Widmann) Clever Dog!
Ian Bowie, 2011
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Bread Matters: The State of Modern Bread and a Definitive ...
Do this gently, trying to avoid tearing the dough and mashing it up into a dog's dinner. A certain streakiness in the end result is fine. If the wetness of the tomato, onion, and seed mix has made the dough impossibly sticky, scrape the mess off ...
‎2011
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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great ...
Everyone agreed that it looked like a dog's dinner. "You've got soup kitchens in the States," a man named Witton said to me. This was in Hartlepool. Witton was a self-employed decorator. He hadn't worked since Easter. "It's much worse in the ...
Paul Theroux, 2006
9
Justin: The Unauthorized Biography
The whole thing sounded more like a dog show than a prestigious contest for young hopefuls, and Justin certainly looked like a dog's dinner. He resembled a junior Elvis in one of those ghastly white outfits. The pageant director, Darlene ...
Sean Smith, 2005
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Lightweight Camping
With the exception of stuff sacks, however, most home-made lightweight camping gear looks like a dog's dinner and is about as appealing. Despite the fact that tents can stand quite a lot of abuse, it's a fact of life that they will at some time get  ...
John Traynor, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A DOG'S DINNER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a dog's dinner is used in the context of the following news items.
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A sleepy town that banished borders
In days gone by, the red tape of three countries would have made a dog's dinner out of the multi-border crossing we were about to do. «Independent Online, Jul 15»
2
The £1.6bn investment that 'would keep us at the global cutting edge'
Just don't let OCC have anything to do with it, or it'll look like a dog's dinner..........and costs 5 times as much as it ought to. Great. Just don't let ... «Oxford Mail, Jul 15»
3
Celebrity MasterChef 2015: Chesney Hawkes and Sheree Murphy …
The 33-year-old singer was berated by the judges for her "chaotic" style of cooking, and later made a dog's dinner of her sticky pear dessert. «Express.co.uk, Jun 15»
4
Emmanuel Mudiay: The Up for Grabs Draft Priority for the Sixers
When Sam Hinkie first joined the Sixers as the top executive for basketball operations he inherited a dog's dinner. We thought Bynum was ... «The Sixer Sense, Jun 15»
5
Sweden gets first food truck for posh dogs
... truck for pets. The Local asked residents if they were hungry for the idea or thought the business would end up looking like a dog's dinner. «The Local.se, Jun 15»
6
England's misuse of Jack Wilshere risks wasting a vital talent
Gary Cahill and Chris Smalling made a dog's dinner of Slovenia's first goal. Phil Jones' throw-in was at fault but what was he doing there ... «World Soccer, Jun 15»
7
But is it art?
To try to tame this by sitting a shoebox on top of them seems destined to result in something like a dog's dinner.” This was the back-to-basics ... «The Sunday Times, Jun 15»
8
LIVE Republic of Ireland - Scotland - Euro 2016 Qualifying Football …
Ireland work the ball into a good position on the right, but Seamus Coleman makes a dog's dinner of his cross, which sails straight out for a goal ... «Eurosport.co.uk, Jun 15»
9
Thailand needs an informed citizenry
... the National Reform Council has been complicit in turning this beautiful concept of citizenship into a dog's dinner. The citizen, under this new ... «Bangkok Post, Jun 15»
10
Dogs dinner causes house fire
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house fire in Maidstone Road, Rochester last night after a dog's dinner was left to boil dry on the hob. «Maidstone and Medway News, Jun 15»

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