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bottom dog

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Definition of bottom dog in English:

noun

Another term for underdog.
Example sentences
  • Albion Rovers’ progress in his first season, the last one, was remarkable, managing to put two clear places between themselves and the new bottom dogs, Elgin City.
  • The all-for-one and one-for-all mentality may be high on the players' wishlist but unless they can initiate a turnaround in fortunes, starting this afternoon against Premier League bottom dogs Dundee United, it seems a forlorn hope.
  • The last thing bottom dogs Scarborough needed after having been docked three points by the Conference last week for fielding an ineligible player was to lose another three points in a 2-1 defeat at home to Northwich Victoria.

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