Definition of see a man about a dog in English:

see a man about a dog


  • Said euphemistically when leaving to go to the toilet or keep an undisclosed appointment.

    • ‘The whole experience reminded me of my old man when he used to take us in the local boozer's beer garden and I'd have a cheeky slurp of this type of beer when he'd nipped off to ‘see a man about a dog’.’
    • ‘I must away now, to see a man about a dog.’
    • ‘He was fond of a bit of enigma and loved to spin a bit of mystery about his pursuits; he would tell you he had been away on a bit of business, in a certain place, or going to see a man about a dog!’