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see a man about a dog

verb

  • to defecate.
    I've got to go see a man about a dog.

    Last edited on Oct 01 2001. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 01 2001.

  • during prohibition in the United States, to acquire illegal alcohol.
    I've got to go see a man about a dog.

    Last edited on Sep 29 2004. Submitted by Robert W. on Sep 29 2004.

  • to excuse one's self for an unspecified or secret reason.
    Later guys. I've got to go see a man about a dog.

    Last edited on Oct 08 2005. Submitted by Tim B. from Livermore, CA, USA on Oct 08 2005.

  • to excuse yourself from a conversation without specifying why, for example to leave, buy a drink or go to the bathroom. The original use was to excuse yourself to place a bet on a dog or horse race. The term "see a man about a horse" has the same use.
    I've got to go see a man about a dog.

    Last edited on May 02 2012. Submitted by Elizabeth from Scone NSW 2337, Australia on May 02 2012.

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