Life of a dog

Idiom

Life of a Dog

Definition

An expression that is used to describe a difficult or hard life.

Examples

She has had to endure the life of a dog for the past few months

He had a hard life, it was the life of a dog

Origin

It is believed to have originated from the proverb “A dog’s life is not a happy one”.

FAQs

Question

What does the idiom “Life of a Dog” mean?

Answer

It means to have a difficult or hard life.