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Old 29 February 2008, 04:01 PM
Meka Meka is offline
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Originally Posted by Beejtronic View Post
I recall reading about the phrase "****ing the dog" somewhere, though I'm not sure I've ever heard it said in real life. If I recall correctly, the source commented that in polite company, the term "screwing the pooch" or "making puppies" was used. But it definitely meant "do nothing."

After a quick search, I realize this may be a Canadian term and I may have read it in a guide to Canadian phrases:
I've never heard the full phrase before, but back when I was running cross country, we used "dogging it" all the time to describe slacking off on a workout.

ex: "40 minutes. Did you push yourself or were you dogging it?"

I don't think I've heard it used to describe something other than physical activity, though.
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