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Re: A dog-hanging

Posted by ESC on April 12, 2006

In Reply to: A dog-hanging posted by Peter Calladine on April 12, 2006

: Does anyone know the origin of the expression "a dog-hanging", meaning some sort of significant social or public gathering? Example: "John and Fiona's wedding was the best dog-hanging I've been to for ages". I think that the expression is still commonly used by the older generation in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire.

Maybe there is a connection with this: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/14/messages/376.html