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man's best friend

Definition of man's best friend in English:

An affectionate or approving way of referring to the dog.
Example sentences
  • Everyone knows that dogs are affectionate and loyal - they're not called man's best friend for nothing!
  • Humans share three-quarters of their genes with man's best friend, the first genetic blueprint of the domestic dog revealed yesterday.
  • This year, they were taking a lenient attitude to those who turned up with pooch in tow - much to the annoyance of those who had read about the ban in the Craven Herald and had left man's best friend at home.
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