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It's dogged that does it.

Posted by ESC on September 05, 2004

In Reply to: It's dogged that does it. posted by Word Camel on September 05, 2004

: : Hi there,
: : Is there anyone familiar with its' meaning?
: : -It's dogged that does it.

: I've not heard it before but I think it means it's persistance that acomplishes something.

From Merriam-Webster:

Dogged -- Main Entry: dog·ged
Pronunciation: 'do-g&d
Function: adjective
: marked by stubborn determination.

Also, "dogged" is used as a mild oath in some parts of the U.S. "Well, I'll be dogged."