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Re: Wag the dog

Posted by ESC on February 05, 2006

In Reply to: Wag the dog posted by olaf on February 05, 2006

: what is the meaning of "wag the dog"

There is an expression: instead of the dog wagging his tail, the tail wags the dog. (Or something like that.) Things are out of order. As in, putting the cart before the horse.