Definition of dog and bone in English:

dog and bone

British rhyming slang A telephone.
More example sentences
  • Ten minutes later he's on the dog and bone again.
  • We had little info on this brewery apart from a phone number, so we reached for the dog and bone and had a natter to the owner.
  • Burly Dad conducts his antique business in a cockney accent on the dog and bone.
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