Go to the dogs
Posted by Lewis on August 20, 2007
In Reply to: Go to the dogs Posted by Onni Thompson on August 19, 2007
: I recently read a book called "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" by author Alexandra Fuller. Does this title represent a saying that has a particular meaning in the English language of the British?
to 'go to the dogs' has 2 main meanings - firstly (and literally) to go to an event of dog-racing ('the dogs') and secondly, metaphorically, to get rough, go downhill, lower one's standards - 'go to the dogs'.
the title may be a play on words - don't let's go (greyhound) racing and don't let's lower our standards.