put on the dog

put on the dog
put on the dog (US)
To put on airs, behave showily
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Main Entry:dog

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informal behave in a pretentious or ostentatious way

we have to put on the dog for Anne Marie

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put on the dog
US informal + old-fashioned : to pretend that you are very stylish or rich

They really put on the dog for their daughter's wedding.

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Main Entry:dog

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  • put on the dog — {v. phr.} To behave ostentatiously in terms of dress and manner. * / Stop putting on the dog with me, Sue cried at Roy. I knew the real you from way hack! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put on the dog — {v. phr.} To behave ostentatiously in terms of dress and manner. * / Stop putting on the dog with me, Sue cried at Roy. I knew the real you from way hack! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put on the dog — use your finest dishes or clothes etc.; show off    When we visit Mame, she likes to put on the dog get dressed up …   English idioms

  • put on the dog — American & Australian, informal to try to seem richer or more important than you really are. They really put on the dog in front of their guests …   New idioms dictionary

  • put on the dog N. Amer. — put on the dog N. Amer. informal behave in a pretentious or ostentatious way. → dog …   English new terms dictionary

  • put on the dog or the ritz — idi+inf put on the dog or the ritz, to assume an attitude of wealth or importance; put on airs …   From formal English to slang

  • put on the dog — AND put on the ritz tv. o make things extra special for a special event. □ Frank’s really putting on the dog for the big party Friday night. □ They really put on the ritz for us …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put\ on\ the\ dog — v. phr. To behave ostentatiously in terms of dress and manner. Stop putting on the dog with me, Sue cried at Roy. I knew the real you from way hack! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put on the dog — verb To dress up; to put on airs; to make a show of wealth and/or importance; to be pretentious …   Wiktionary

  • Put on the dog — behave pretentiously; put on airs …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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