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a/one sick puppy

Someone who thinks, speaks, or acts in an aberrant, perverse, sadistic, or gruesome manner. You'd have to be a sick puppy to enjoy a movie as graphic and brutal as that. Whoever did this to these poor animals is one sick puppy, all right.
See also: one, puppy, sick

puppy love

Fig. mild infatuation; infatuation as in a crush. (Used especially of adolescent relationships.) Is it really love or just puppy love? Look at them together. It may be puppy love, but it looks wonderful.
See also: love, puppy

puppy fat

  (British & Australian)
fat that a child has but which they lose when they become older He's a little overweight but that's just puppy fat.
See also: fat, puppy

puppy love

romantic love which a young person feels for someone and which usually disappears as they become older At the time I was sure I would marry him when I grew up but of course it was just puppy love.
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

Also, calf love. Adolescent love or infatuation, especially one that is not expected to last, as in Beth is besotted with him, but we think it's just puppy love, or He's got a bad case of calf love. [First half of 1800s]
See also: love, puppy

puppy

1. n. a wimp; a softie. That silly puppy is still waiting outside your door.
2. n. a thing; a piece or part of something. Put this little puppy right here.

puppy love

n. mild infatuation; infatuation as in a crush. Look at them together. It may be puppy love, but it looks wonderful.
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

A juvenile crush, an infatuation. The phrase refers to an adolescent male's total devotion to the object of his affection by displaying the uncritical ardor of a young dog to its owner. “Mooning over” and “calf eyes” are apt phrases for such an affliction. The 1960s teen singing idol Neil Sedaka had a hit record of a song by that name.
See also: love, puppy
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Durham City Neighbourhood Inspector, Dave Coxon said: "Too often people see puppy farming as a way to make money without taking animal welfare into account.
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The debate, which was announced after a petition launched by Pup Aid reached over 100,000 signatures, takes place tomorrow and is understood to be focusing on the sale of puppies in retail centres such as pet shops and pet supermarkets, many of which are supplied by puppy farms.
In August 1981, she welcomed her first guide dog puppy Cara to live with her.
Poppy and the Fat Puppy" is a sensitively illustrated story of how a fat, sick, lonely puppy is helped by a kind green balloon friend and a vet to become a healthy, happy, loveable puppy with a new name and a new home.
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Amanda and Chris got Rainy, their first puppy to train, when Amanda was 11 years old and Chris was eight.
GUIDE Dogs for the Blind Association bosses today urged ECHO readers to adopt a puppy this year.
We're looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who can care for the pups full time because, at the end of the day, if we don't have puppy walkers we don't have guide dogs.
AS MANY as one in three dog owners could be buying their pet from puppy farmers, the Kennel Club has warned.