One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A cigarette butt.
butt, stub, stump, remnant, fragment, vestigeView synonyms
- ‘I stirred it with my foot then stubbed out the dog-end on the linoleum.’
- ‘We now see many bars and establishments in a number of areas around New Zealand where smokers congregate outside, and as we walk past we see dog-ends littering the pavements.’
- ‘Put up litter bins and ash trays for their dog-ends and it just legitimises it more from an acceptability stance.’
- ‘I wandered despondently along, trailing my new sports bag through the dog-ends and sweet wrappers that littered the concrete of the playground.’
- 1.1 The last and least pleasing part of something.‘the dog-end of a hard day’
- ‘I relaxed into the dog-end of the afternoon to enjoy the loch's beauty, vaguely aware of increasingly frantic efforts from the other end of the boat.’
- ‘Budget 2004 was one the government could have done without: an obligatory address in the dog-end of a parliament.’
- ‘It's December at the dog-end of the last century and Liam slouches on a sofa in a Santa Monica hotel, curling his bottom lip and affecting disinterest.’
- ‘The cartoonists portray the dog-end days of December as Old Man Time, complete with scythe, calling the year to its doom.’
- ‘I guess we can tell that we are at the dog-end when the best the Government can do is present to Parliament bills of this nature for consideration.’
- ‘By this point I had learnt the crucial lesson that however nice the day is, however much you want to hold on to the dog-end of summer, undertaking a three-hour walk in flip-flops is a really stupid idea.’
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