Gotta see a man about a dog

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gotta see a man about a dog

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

Connie Willis Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Doomsday Book uses time travel for a serious look at how people connect with each other. In this Hugo-winning companion to that novel, she offers a completely different kind of time travel adventure: a delightful romantic comedy that pays hilarious homage to Jerome K. Jeromes Three Men in a Boat.

When too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Neds holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.
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See a man about a dog.

'Going to see a man about a dog' is an often used a euphemism in Great Britain. It is most often used when telling someone you are going to the toilet. It has also.
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Last edited on Oct 01 Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 01 I've got to go see a man about a dog. See more words with the same meaning: liquor store, alcohol sales. Last edited on Sep 29 Submitted by Robert W. Later guys.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. It only takes a minute to sign up. It seems possibly to be a humorous way to get out of a conversation. Even as a native English speaker, I've never figured out the exact situation you would use this phrase. It almost sounds like it may have once been a punchline to a joke in a movie or something.

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Add see a man about a dog to one of your lists below, or create a new one. Weighed down or perking up? Phrasal verbs to express emotions, part 1. Cambridge Dictionary Plus My profile How to Log out. Definitions Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. Click on the arrows to change the translation direction.

Top definition. Going to see a man about a dog unknown. An euphemism used to avoid telling of your true destination , often in reply to an awkward question. In Great Britain , it is commonly used as a euphemism for going to the toilet. Get a Going to see a man about a dog mug for your daughter-in-law Helena.

5 thoughts on “To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

  1. Wife sarcastically to husband, who is late again —Been to see a man about a dog, I suppose?

  2. To see a man about a dog or horse is an English idiom, usually used as a way to apologize for in which a character knowingly breezes past a difficult situation saying, "Excuse me Mr. Quail, I can't stop; I've got to see a man about a dog.

  3. Phrase used to conceal one's true destination, especially in response to an awkward question. Is commonly used in Britain when one is headed to the toilet. See.

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