Dog's Breakfast




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Dog's Breakfast : Phrases



Meaning:

A mess or muddle.


Origin:

This is a 20th century phrase. Eric Partridge, in the 1937 edition of his 'Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English' lists it as "a mess: low Glasgow".


This is not to be confused with the the similar phrase - dog's dinner which, although coined around the same time, has a completely different meaning.


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