Definition of dog and bone in English:

dog and bone


rhyming slang
  • A telephone.

    • ‘Thus the trouble and strife would walk down the apples and pears and along the frog and toad to use the public dog and bone.’
    • ‘Ten minutes later he's on the dog and bone again.’
    • ‘We had little info on this brewery apart from a phone number, so we reached for the dog and bone and had a natter to the owner.’
    • ‘Burly Dad conducts his antique business in a cockney accent on the dog and bone.’
    telephone, mobile phone, mobile, cell phone, car phone, radio-telephone, cordless phone, videophone, extension
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