In Reply to: Putting on the dog posted by Mary Jon Morgan on February 26, 2009 at 07:12:
: Where does the phrase "putting on the dog" originate?
This question has been covered twice in this forum, in 2001 and 2007 - and the responses then seem to have covered this far better than I could hope to. Please see http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/12/messages/414.html and http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/55/messages/151.html. (GC)