One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’.’
- ‘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!’
- ‘I must away now, to see a man about a dog.’
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