die like a dog

die like a dog

To die in a manner that is unpleasant and demeaning. I know you dislike Tommy, but I refuse to let anyone just die like a dog, sick and homeless. He needs our help!
See also: die, dog, like

die like a dog

OLD-FASHIONED
If someone dies like a dog, they die in a painful and shameful way. The film begins with our hero stealing cars and ends with him dying like a dog in the street.
See also: die, dog, like

die like a dog

die in degrading circumstances.
See also: die, dog, like