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doggo

Hidden or in hiding. Often used in the phrase "lie doggo." Primarily heard in UK. I was looking for something else when I finally found that picture of us, doggo, behind some boxes on a shelf.

lie doggo

To be unseen. I couldn't find that picture because it had been lying doggo behind some boxes.
See also: doggo, lie

lie doggo

Fig. to remain unrecognized (for a long time). This problem has lain doggo since 1967. If you don't find the typos now, they will lie doggo until the next edition.
See also: doggo, lie

lie doggo

remain motionless or quiet. British
Lie doggo is of uncertain origin, but probably arose from a dog's habit of lying motionless or apparently asleep but nonetheless alert.
See also: doggo, lie

lie ˈdoggo

(old-fashioned, informal) be very still or hide somewhere so that you will not be found: I lay doggo in the yard while the police searched the house for me.
See also: doggo, lie

doggo

(ˈdɔgo)
mod. hidden away; quiet and waiting. (see also lie doggo.) This error was there, doggo, for nearly thirty years.

lie doggo

(ˈlɑɪ ˈdɔgo)
in. to remain unrecognized (for a long time). (see also doggo. Old, but Standard English.) If you don’t find the typos now, they will lie doggo until the next edition.
See also: doggo, lie
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Instead of anglers having to get their flies down 20ft and 30ft to reach trout which were lying doggo near the bottom, they were taking fish on the surface at the weekend.
Talk of "active service units" lying doggo in Ireland is a hideous echo of the age of the paramilitary, while the statement: "We intend no embarrassment to Sir Alex, who we are sure would not condone the actions of our troops; but, like all great wartime leaders, he will shake his head and accept the brutality that is battle," suggests they have overdosed on the works of Winston Churchill.
Here the sportswriters lay doggo, and almost invariably play apologist for the owners.
The circumstantial evidence against me is strong, in that V will say it was all my doing and I will lie doggo for a while, but I am only concerned about the children.
It's little wonder, because the Lake of Menteith's rainbows were lying deep and doggo to get some respite from the blazing sun and soaring water temperature.
But even as they lie flaccidly doggo, possibly after a hard night on the tiles and elsewhere, women will be taking the train, bus or plane to the nearest available NI Boots Chemist in the North.
When you want out in Hot'Lanta, just lie doggo till the little woman comes out of a cancer operation.
WHAT makes salmon suddenly come on the take after lying doggo in a pool ignoring every piece of metalwork or fur and feather thrown at them?
But within hours, the Conservatives were up to their neck again in sleaze, that troublesome beast which the Government had hoped would lie doggo at least during the campaign.
We are talking about newborn babies here - those little bundles of nappy and noise that lie absolutely doggo between feeds, who cannot focus on objects or faces at all and have absolutely no interest in anything but their mothers' arms and the next meal.
For long periods he lay doggo, letting his partner get on with the scoring.
Yet Trading Standards officers and consumer bodies have lain doggo while the FA force fans to buy tickets for three international matches when needing only one.
Six feet down, water temperature was recorded at 72 degrees, and in conditions like that, trout only want to do one thing - lie doggo on the bottom on the lake.