Dog’s Life Meaning & Sentence Examples

Dog’s Life Definition, Sentence Examples

DOG’S LIFE MEANING – Find out what dog’s life really means. Example sentences of this idiomatic expression can also be found here.

This idiomatic phrase first appeared in a 16th-century text that referred to the dogs’ sad lives as servants. There was a saying that went, “It’s a dog’s life, hunger and ease,” around the 1660s.


Dog’s Life Meaning:

  • a life of misery and unhappiness
  • a terrible, unpleasant existence
  • to live a dull or uninteresting existence

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Here are examples of sentences that use dog’s life:

  1. Veronica has been living a dog’s life since her husband left her.
  2. Poor Tony really leads a dog’s life.
  3. I’ve got to go to the grocery store, then cook a meal, then pick Noel up from school – it’s a dog’s life.
  4. I’ve been working so hard. I’m tired of living a dog’s life.

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