Definition of dog-end in English:

dog-end

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noun

British informal
  • 1A cigarette end.
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    • Put up litter bins and ash trays for their dog-ends and it just legitimises it more from an acceptability stance.
    • I stirred it with my foot then stubbed out the dog-end on the linoleum.
    • I wandered despondently along, trailing my new sports bag through the dog-ends and sweet wrappers that littered the concrete of the playground.
  • 1.1The last and least pleasing part of something: the dog-end of a hard day
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    • The cartoonists portray the dog-end days of December as Old Man Time, complete with scythe, calling the year to its doom.
    • 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.

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