lead a dog's life(redirected from lead a dog life)
lead a dog's life
To lead a life that is difficult, unpleasant, or boring. My poor dad led a dog's life to provide for his kids, but we just wrote him off as a boring nobody. I've had to lead a dog's life since college just to make ends meet.
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lead a dog's lifeand live a dog's life
Fig. to lead a drab or boring life. Poor Jane really leads a dog's life. I've been working so hard. I'm tired of living a dog's life.
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