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dog in the manger

Someone who insists on possessing something they do not want or need out of spite to prevent someone else from having it. The toddler, like a dog in the manger, refused to give her older sister the notebook she needed to complete her school assignment.
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a dog in the manger

someone who keeps something that they do not really want in order to prevent anyone else from having it Stop being such a dog in the manger and let your sister ride your bike if you're not using it.
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dog in the manger

One who prevents others from enjoying something despite having no use for it. For example, Why be a dog in the manger? If you aren't going to use those tickets, let someone else have them . This expression alludes to Aesop's fable about a snarling dog that prevents horses from eating fodder that is unpalatable to the dog itself. [Mid-1500s]
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dog in the manger

Not permitting others to enjoy something you don't need out of spite, a spoilsport. In Aesop's fable of the same name, a dog took a nap in a manger full of hay. When an ox entered and tried to get to its feed, the dog barked menacingly and refused admission, even though the hay was of no value to the dog. The moral: “People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.”
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As we continue to grow both in the UK and internationally, we need a system that can scale with us while ensuring that we have the currency, language and tax compliance features we need, said Andy Chalklin, Group Director of IT at Pret A Manger.
We have studied this area about one- and- a- half year back, and we have reason to believe that there are about 12 leopards in Manger forest.
The plan proposes an 80-meter-long (260-foot long) tunnel passing under a narrow two-lane street that crosses Manger Square in front of the Nativity Church.
RKF executive vice president Ariel Schuster and senior director Jackie Totolo represented Pret A Manger in the transaction, while RKF's schuster and senior director Ross Berkowitz also represented the landlord, SL Green Realty Corp.
Makoto Komatsu, currently General Manger of Corporate Communications Division in charge of Investor Relations, and Shareholder Relations, will become General Manger of Investor Relations Division.
Manger said that since 2007, the firm's focus on expansion in the region has been a priority.
Volkswagen group Australia, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG (Xetra: VW), has named Karl Gehling as the new General Manger of Press and PR.
written in Yiddish by Itzik Manger [1901-1969] and translated into
THE marvel of Christmas is that the tiny baby in the manger is the one who made the entire universe.
But note that Luke does not include the following: a donkey for Mary to ride on, a stable (there is a manger but no stable), or a motel (the inn likely meant something completely different).
Young readers follow the story of a little lamb led by the Star of Bethlehem to the manger in which Christ was born.
In preparation for our next meeting some weeks later, we met with the regional network services manger and the director of human resources--the latter being consulted since the physician and staff that would be terminated were all employees.
Worshippers stood in queues to see the manger which marks the spot where Jesus is said to have been born.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn (Luke 2:6-7).
The Old Shepherd's Tale is a beautiful children's picturebook that contemplates the miracle of Jesus Christ's birth from the point of view of an old shepherd, and the animals thast shared the manger where His life began.