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Sorry, dad, but mom can't come to the phone right now.  She's in bed, __________________.

Chris is the best player on the team!  He's the ___________!

Don't give up.  ____________________.

I had to cheat!  It's __________ at school!

__________________, but I have to keep trying.

I have tried to teach my grandfather how to use the Internet, but ___________________.

"dog _____ dog"

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134 Comments on “6 Dog Idioms in English”

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I got 7 correct out of 7. Thanks for share that’s lesson Alex.

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

    Thanks a lot to all the teachers of engvid, you really teach so well and clear everithing,It´s a given!!! since I discovered you in internet my english has improved very much, and many of my english speakers friends have noticed that…thank you again and a big big han for you for the amazing job you are doing…It´s a dog´s life but we have to go on. take care friends and hello from

    Tuesday, July 10th 2012

Hi Alex, you’re a great teacher. I understant perfectly what you say because you say cleary and calmly

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

    Hell yeah! I must agree with you. You are right. He says each word very, very clearly, as the result, whole speech is inderstandable :) Thanks a lot for that sacrifice for us :)

    Thursday, June 28th 2012

Very interesting iam going to use them in my day life and why not to my students in Greece .With the financial crisis in our country the majority of the Greeks live the dog’s life nowadays

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

I’m agree with Pedro’s say. This lesson was very useful for me. thank you.

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

I tried tO study more , because i never hear that expressions of slang thanks Alex

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

I agree with you teacher. I cannot think about “it’s a dog life” as a awful, difficult situation. Dogs have an easy life. I wish i was a dog.

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

Nice teacher! Nice web-site! A perfect attitude yo ehglish for free! See you guys

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

very nice !! keep this up !!

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

Thanks Alex is really a great lesson.

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

Thank you very much Mr Alex I lost my job two days ago but it’s a dog’s life

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

Thanks for the great lesson Alex. I have a hard time pronouncing the (T) as a (D) especially when it is followed or preceded by an (L), so could you make a lesson about that please?

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

Thanks for this Alex.

Thursday, June 28th 2012

thank mr alex it’s a good lesson

Thursday, June 28th 2012

wow! mr.Alex explain it very nice so i can understand it easily, thanks :D

Thursday, June 28th 2012

thanks Alex for video !!! it’s all cool except the dogs’ barking !!! may I say this site is top dog ???

Thursday, June 28th 2012

gud taecher thx

Thursday, June 28th 2012

so nice teaching now i have gotton some specific idioms form you thanks for showing us a such outstanding idioms

Thursday, June 28th 2012

I enjoyed this lesson and the barking dogs too

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Thank’s Alex !
that was very interesting , do you have a Skype adress please ?

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Very funny.

Good lesson

Thursday, June 28th 2012

every dog has its day, that’s what I’m waitin’ 4. take care Alex.

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Wonderful idioms thanks alex

Thursday, June 28th 2012

manny manny thanks to improve my english with those wonderful idioms

Thursday, June 28th 2012

great job Alex !
i will teac them to my studens

Thursday, June 28th 2012

good lesson

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Damn! 6 out of 7. I don’t understand what it’s “dog eat dog”, and not “eats”. I assume it’s subjunctive but I don’t understand why

Thursday, June 28th 2012

It is amazing, thanks, please continue with this project.

Friday, June 29th 2012

Alex,thanks a lot for your job! I’ve also seen such exp “TOP DOG”, e.g.“I don’t care about being top dog. I just want to do the best I can.” My question is: can it be used positively or negatively talking about a person? Thx)))

Friday, June 29th 2012

Why “dog _____ dog” eat but not eatS!???

Friday, June 29th 2012

Hi Alex,
Great job!! You explain everything very clear. Some od them are obvious but others are new for me. it was a very useful lesson. Thanks

Friday, June 29th 2012

Thumbs up teacher.more lessons

Good day.

Friday, June 29th 2012

Alex! could u tell me when we watching English movies dialogues also written below, what specific name of these types of dialogue writing.

Friday, June 29th 2012

can you please tell me the difference b/n slang, metaphore and idioms.

Saturday, June 30th 2012

hi alex, thank you for your great lessons.i have a lot problems
-pronunciation the a ,e,j ,and g letter
-how to pronunce contraction like i’ll or i’d
-ponctuation {exclamation mark and comma..}
please give us some lessons like that ,thank you a lot and have a good night

Saturday, June 30th 2012

hi alex .you are fantastic teacher.god bless you

Sunday, July 1st 2012

you have got nice and decent teaching skills. its good to learn from you

Sunday, July 1st 2012

6/7 for my first lesson , thank you for these explications ! :D

Sunday, July 1st 2012

    6/7 …. like me we’r the same

    Friday, June 14th 2013

thnx alex, I understood your lesson very well I got 7 correct out of 7.

Monday, July 2nd 2012

thank alex, my score 6/7

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

o Man its a dog eat dog , so donot give up as u know every dog has its day, i assure u one day u ‘d be the top dog in ur company so dont b sicl as dog from tension ok ………o know man its really hard to tech an old dog new tricks!

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Thank you Alex,my score 7/7

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

it’s amazing the way you are teaching.
I live in Lisbon at Portugal and I’m learning easily with you.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Hi Alex,
this is interesting lesson. I got 6 out of 7.
I have been to the USA for almost 1 year now and i haven’t ever heard any of these idioms in everyday American English in my area.

Friday, July 6th 2012

I will be a top dog one day. Thanks Alex.

Saturday, July 7th 2012

Thank you very much alex. The most helpful thing that i have got was the last question in the quiz.

Saturday, July 7th 2012

Your method of English it is a good I like it more for learning

Sunday, July 8th 2012

Very clear and easy to understand it. Whenever I see video clips here, I mistake myself as a native English speaker, because I can understand 100% what is being said. But, reality bites. Thanks to “super great English tutors!”

Monday, July 9th 2012

i like this site and what i looking for . tyvm teachers

Monday, July 9th 2012

i just relised this lessons it was wonderful .thanks Alex

Monday, July 9th 2012

thanks Alex it was wonderful lessons .

Monday, July 9th 2012

Thanks a lot for your lessons about idioms! Very useful.

Thursday, July 12th 2012

Great lesson. Thank you very much

Thursday, July 12th 2012

Thank you Alex. I liked your class.

Friday, July 13th 2012

Thanks Alex, Very useful!!!

Thursday, July 19th 2012

Alex, but how about sport slang word “underdog”?

Thursday, July 19th 2012

Thanks for teacher, i will remember your lesson

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

i also got 7 out 0f 7.
thanks for teaching>>>

Thursday, July 26th 2012

Hi Alex!!!
I have one new lololol…I am feeling like a dog watching a tv…Just kidding

Sunday, July 29th 2012

really.thank you very much.

Wednesday, August 1st 2012

Many thx.

Saturday, August 4th 2012

i got 7 correct of of 7, thank you alex for this lesson..i’ve learned a lot.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

It’s very helpful and funny.
Thanks Alex!

Saturday, August 25th 2012

I was psyched to study your lecture. Your stuff is always good! We live a dog’s life to be top dog :3 By the way, thank you for your lecture!

Saturday, August 25th 2012

hi alex thank you so much for a great lesson and i have one question what is the different between idioms and expression? and what is common in the USA and useful for me as a foreign students.

thank you again

Monday, September 3rd 2012

Thanks you teacher!! ^^

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Thank you very much for your interesting lesson, Alex.I’m sure these idioms will help me a lot in using real English in daily activities.

Monday, September 10th 2012

great lesson, mr alex the top dog,you are the best,thanks

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Alex by me saying he hasn’t been riding the bus is that a wrong grammar

Saturday, September 15th 2012

alex u r a great teacher

i have a question for u plz tell me the use of word “led” and “lead”
where we can use this word etc

thanks a lot

Sunday, September 16th 2012

Mr. Alex I like your teaching procedure. Tanks to you & all others teacher & also tanks to engvid group. Please could you check my sentence which I have written about this lesson below? & please send me a feed back to me at my e-mail anutosh.guha@rediffmail.com.

Sham & I were going to a tour for last weekend; you have known that Sham is loaded. We were visiting a casino & Sham played the casino game. At that time he was so crazy & spent all the money at the casino, then he was totally broke. After that we were going to a restaurant & ordered two hamburgers. My hamburger was fresh but Sham found an insect inside the hamburger. I told him “don’t worry your hamburger is on the house”. Then I called a waiter & showed him Sham’s hamburger & he changed that. After finished the eat Sham told me “I am very sorry, I’m broke. Please pay up the bill”. I told him “don’t worry about it Sham, I will pick up the tab”

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Well done… Good luck Alex…

Saturday, September 29th 2012

Thank you Alex. It is very good idea to explain every quiz question.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

oh yeah!!! i got 10 out of 10!!! thank you mr.alex and have a nice day^^

Sunday, November 4th 2012

It’s great!!
Thank you Alex, i got 10/10 ^^

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Well done! And for free,even better! Thanks teacher.

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Thanks Alex.
You are the top dog.
This lesson helped me a lot.
Every dog has its day.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thanks Alex, It was wonderful lesson as always and I score 100 again ;)
I just have a question: Is the “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” idiom rude or not? I mean can we use it everywhere for everyone?

Monday, November 26th 2012

i am pedro,thanks teacher god bless you,because i understood your lesson.see ya nexst mounth

Monday, December 3rd 2012

Hi Alex good lesson thanks

Friday, December 14th 2012

I was wondering if I say that you are the top dog to someone, it’s polite or not? Maybe someone doesn’t like this kind of metaphor. Or it’s a kind of humor? Please advise, thanks!

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

tnX Teacher Alex :)

Saturday, January 19th 2013

Thank you Alex, and thanks to all other engVid teachers, your work and dedication are excellents!

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

why it is not god EATS dog? why we use eat instead of eats here?

Thursday, February 14th 2013

6 correct out of 7 – Thomas from Poland thx

Saturday, February 16th 2013

awesome….dog eat dog, but don’t give up it’s a dog life men. every dog has it’s day..just focus to your goal..thanks Alex. great…you’re so cool men..keep up the good work..

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Thank you very much!

Monday, February 18th 2013

Thank you very much teacher

Friday, March 1st 2013

7 correct out of 7 the lesson is sooooooooo easy

Friday, March 8th 2013

I love idioms lessons. very useful. Thanks Alex.

Sunday, March 10th 2013

    good fatima

    Friday, June 14th 2013

Thanks Mr. Alex, i don’t know how to admire you as a best teacher.
i found your site these recent months but i am learning very much.
i love the way you teach, i can understand your lessons… thank you very much my teacher.
please go on.
i got 100 marks in current lesson..

Thursday, May 2nd 2013

I just love it. after learning that, i would be able to express my situation now. In this dog eat dog world, in order to become a top dog, i have to fight like a dog even though sometimes i am sick as a dog. i am a old dog,which means people thought i was not be taught new tricks, but i still believe every dog has it’s day.

Monday, June 17th 2013

GR8! TNX a lot.

Sunday, June 23rd 2013

you are correct. To our life, Every dog has its day.

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Thank you for very interesting lesson.

Sunday, September 29th 2013

I got 6 correct out of 7. I didn’t know about dog idioms at all. So I had fun. Thank you for your interesting lesson :)
BTW, I failed the last question. Why don’t you use plural form? “Dog__dog.” Dog is a singular form, isn’t it?
If “dogs__dog”, I answered “dogs eat dog.” Could you tell us the reason, please?

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

I got 7 correct out of 7.I am exciting. Thank you for your lesson

Wednesday, October 9th 2013


Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Hi Alix,
Is it polite to call my boss(((TOP DOG))) ????

Monday, October 28th 2013

Alex,You’re The English teacher Top dog!!!

Monday, December 23rd 2013

I almost forgot: I wish you a Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 23rd 2013

thank you teacher it’s very easy to learn from you

Saturday, January 11th 2014

Great! I can’t make out why the word dog has a lot of negative meanings, dogs are beautiful animals :)

Friday, February 7th 2014

Thanks Sir, I got 100%.

Monday, February 17th 2014

Thanks Alex . The lesson is very easy to understand .

Monday, May 19th 2014

Thanks Dog:))))

Tuesday, June 10th 2014


Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Thanks Alex for this lesson and for all your videos. Very helpful :)

Saturday, July 19th 2014

7 out of 7, Even if it is a dog’s life, knowing that dog eat dog, I’m trying to become the top dog!

Friday, October 3rd 2014

am keeping learn english guys its dog eat dog at our company if idid not kill the english soon the will bick me out .)

Wednesday, October 8th 2014


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Tuesday, May 12th 2015

Thank you Mr. Alex,my score 7/7

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

7/7 thanks Alex , you’re great teacher bro :)

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

Wow! Wonderful lesson. As always very clear explanation. Thank you.

Monday, November 2nd 2015

THX a lot.I love u.

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Thank you very much for your help Alex. Never before I had heard about those Dog Idioms.

Friday, January 22nd 2016

By the way I got 100/ 7 correct out of 7

Friday, January 22nd 2016

6 … tnx :)

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

Great Lesson Alex.

Monday, February 29th 2016

Thanks you so much

Saturday, April 9th 2016

I got a perfect score.
I’m so happy.
Thank you, Alex!

Saturday, July 2nd 2016

The problem in Indo-Pak is that dog is considered as an inferior animal. It’s very much insulting if you call someone dog. People will laugh when I would say that my grandfather is sick as a dog.
Similarly, When I say, “you are sick. I have a feeling that it sound’s rude.
I request you to please make a lecture to clarify this and other places where we need to be careful. Thankyou Alex

Monday, December 5th 2016

I got 5/7. Good lesson Alex!

Friday, March 10th 2017

Thank you Alex

Thursday, September 7th 2017

Great lesson Alex!

Sunday, February 4th 2018

hhhhhh in my cite thats considered shameless If i say that for somebody any way again thanks

Sunday, May 20th 2018

I got 6/7

Monday, November 12th 2018

Thank you Alex for sharing this nice and doggy lesson

Tuesday, January 7th 2020

thanks Mr. Alex, we couldn’t be sick as dog when we listen to your interesting lessons.

May i have a question?

i always hear a nickname for Roman Reigns it’s a big dog is this the same expression as top dog?

Wednesday, May 20th 2020

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