A dead dog

Also found in: Idioms.
a thing of no use or value.

See also: Dog

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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There was a dead dog on the floor, another in a toilet and seven dead dogs and a cat in the freezer.
A DEAD dog hangs from a roadside gate after being killed by farmers.
Mystery surrounds the theft of a dead dog by crooks pretending to be from the RSPCA.
"What kind of person steals a dead dog? It must be a pretty sadistic person.