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it shouldn't happen to a dog

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it shouldn't happen to a dog

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What has happened, often to the speaker, ought not to happen even to the lowliest of creatures; it is atrocious: The trouble I had getting this ticket, it shouldn't happen to a dog

[1940s+; fr Yiddish speech patterns]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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