Definition of lame dog in English:

lame dog

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A person who is in need or who is the object of charity: Who do you want the money for? Not another of your lame dogs, is it?
More example sentences
  • But he had a heart of gold and helped many a lame dog over stiles.
  • So what if it was a lame dog in need of a home and security?

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