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Running like a dog

Posted by Jacqueline on August 27, 2008 at 08:07

Re the phrase - "my computer is 'running like a dog'". I understand this to mean that my computer is running very slowly. Anything that is 'running like a dog' means it is slow. But to 'run like a dog' infers to run fast. Where did the phrase 'running like a dog' come from, as it appears illogical? Dogs run very fast :)