One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Behave in a pretentious or ostentatious way.‘we have to put on the dog for Anne Marie’
- ‘Because the companies usually have inked deals before the show with key licensees, why drag the whole staff and put on the dog for three dizzying days?’
- ‘Al, with his short curly hair greased back, was putting on the dog and crooning a ballad into a microphone.’
- ‘I suppose I should have worked harder to raise money and put on the dog a little more, but the truth is, I was having too much fun and didn't want to take the time.’
- ‘The CEO put on the dog today as he welcomed customers to the enterprise software company's annual users' conference.’
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