Definition of the dogs of war in English:

Share this entry

the dogs of war

literary The havoc accompanying military conflict: the strategy would let loose the dogs of nuclear war
From Shakespeare's Julius Caesar ( iii. 1. 274)
More example sentences
  • They hate having to break from a comfortable routine and they will cry havoc and loose the dogs of war on anybody who tries to take something from them.
  • He has no reason to let loose the dogs of war on his neighbours.
  • One problem with loosing the dogs of war is that sometimes it's hard to get them back on the leash.
See parent entry: dog
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.