couldn't get elected dogcatcher

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couldn't be elected dogcatcher

So unpopular or unqualified as to be unable to be elected to even the lowliest role. A hyperbolic phrase, especially since animal control officers are appointed, not elected. Primarily heard in US. He wants to be mayor? Ha, that incompetent fool couldn't be elected dogcatcher! The former senator was forced out of office in disgrace. Now she couldn't be elected dogcatcher.
See also: dogcatcher, elect

couldn't get elected dogcatcher

So unpopular or unqualified as to be unable to be elected to even the lowliest role. A hyperbolic phrase, especially since animal control officers are appointed, not elected. Primarily heard in US. He wants to be mayor? Ha, that incompetent fool couldn't be elected dogcatcher!
See also: dogcatcher, elect, get
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