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that dog won't hunt

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that dog won't hunt


That proposition is invalid; the explanation will not do: Then they got that crazy bullet zigzagging all over the place, so it hit Kennedy and Connally seven times. That dog won't hunt

[1930s+ Southern; the folk saying is certainly older than the quoted date; such sayings about inadequate animals are found by 1789, ''That cock won't fight''; 1838, ''That cat won't jump''; 1860s, ''That cat won't fight'']

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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