live a dog's life

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live a dog's life

To lead a life that is difficult, unpleasant, or boring. My poor dad lived a dog's life to provide for his kids, but we just wrote him off as a boring old nobody. I've had to live a dog's life since college just to make ends meet.
See also: life, live
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