dog's bark

sound a dog makes

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • why keep a dog and bark yourself? — 1583 B. MELBANCKE Philotimus 119 It is smal reason you should kepe a dog, and barke your selfe. 1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 81 What? keep a dog and bark my self. That is, must I keep servants, and do my work my self. 1738 SWIFT Polite… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • why keep a dog and bark yourself? — ► why keep a dog and bark yourself? proverb why pay someone to work for you and then do the work yourself? Main Entry: ↑dog …   English terms dictionary

  • why keep a dog and bark yourself —    This expression means that if someone or something can do a task for you, there s no reason to do it yourself.     My grandmother has an electric mixer but she continues to make her cakes by hand. Why keep a dog and bark yourself? …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • why keep a dog and bark yourself? —    This expression means that if someone or something can do a task for you, there s no reason to do it yourself.     My grandmother has an electric mixer but she continues to make her cakes by hand. Why keep a dog and bark yourself? …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Why keep a dog and bark yourself? — British & Australian something that you say which means there is no purpose in doing something yourself when there is someone else who will do it for you. Just leave the glasses on the table the bar staff will collect them. After all, why keep a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • why keep a dog and bark yourself? — There s no need to do something yourself when you have somebody to do it for you, usually trivial matters …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • you do not get a dog and bark yourself — (UK) If there is someone in a lower position who can or should do a task, then you shouldn t do it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • why keep a dog and bark yourself? — why keep a ˌdog and bark yourˈself? idiom (informal, saying) if sb can do a task for you, there is no point in doing it yourself Main entry: ↑dogidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • don't keep a dog and bark yourself — Meaning It you pay someone to do a task for you it is unecessary for you to do it yourself. Origin Earliest citation: B. MELBANCKE Philotimus, 1583. It is smal reason you should kepe a dog, and barke your selfe …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • bark´less — bark 1 «bahrk», noun, verb. –noun. 1. the tough, outside covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees and shrubs. 2. = tanbark (def. 1). (Cf. ↑tanbark) 3. cinchona; Peruvian bark. –transitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

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