junkyard dog

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junkyard dog

An especially nasty, vicious, or savage person or animal (especially a dog). Of a person, often used in the phrase "meaner than a junkyard dog." Though he's always polite when he's in public, Tim's husband is meaner than a junkyard dog behind closed doors. That standard poodle may look cute and fluffy, but it's a junkyard dog, you can be sure about that.
See also: dog, junkyard
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He was a junk yard dog of a boy; his anger brought his shoulders up and his head down.
Those instructors impressed me as fit, skillful, and "meaner than a junk yard dog.
This character is the friendly pup that turns into the junk yard dog.
WWF legends who participated in that LP (of oldies, originals and oddities) included Hulk Hogan, Jesse "The Body" Ventura (now the governor of Minnesota), Junk Yard Dog, Jimmy Hart, Captain Lou Albano, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hillbilly Jim, Nikolai Volkoff, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund and Vince McMahon, owner of the WWF.