Dog Idioms

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Study the infographic. Read the dialog and pay attention to the vocabulary used in the dialog. Use a dictionary if you need help with the expressions.

Yulia: I am so upset with my grandfather recently. Today, I dropped by and found out he stayed home all the weekend reading one of the books I lent him. When I wanted to take it back, I saw it was all dog-eared. Briar: I am sorry to hear that, but I guess you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Yulia: That’s true. Since my grandfather started living alone, it seems like he’s been leading a dog’s life. Briar: Is he still working? I find that when people are involved in some activity, they tend to be more energetic and happier with their life. Yulia: My grandfather retired last year. He used to be a top dog at his company. He made an amazing career which in many situations meant sacrificing his family life. When he finally decided to resign, I was happy like a dog with two tails. I thought he would enjoy spending more time with us. Briar: Your father’s job played a big role in his life. This could be a reason why he is so unsociable now. Don’t worry, I am sure your grandfather will be fine over time. Every dog has its day.

Quiz

Dog Idioms Quiz

Read the sentences and decide on the correct meaning of idiomatic expressions in them.

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