couldn't get elected dogcatcher

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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, South Africa. After making off-color remarks about several demographics of voters, the would-be mayor couldn't even get elected dogcatcher.
See also: elect, get
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Trump firing back on Twitter, saying the two term senator and former mayor couldn't be elected dogcatcher without his endorsement.
That guy, he couldn't be elected dogcatcher in Florida," Trump told supporters in North Carolina.
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