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cat-and-dog

[kat-n-dawg, -dog]
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adjective
  1. continuously or unceasingly vicious and destructive: cat-and-dog competition.
  2. Slang. (of a security) highly speculative and of questionable value.
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Origin of cat-and-dog

First recorded in 1570–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Never such a cat-and-dog life as they've been leading ever since!

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    Thomas Hardy

  • But ever since the znaharka's blessing had been accorded to this particular union the pair had led a cat-and-dog life.

  • They smiled and were gracious, called each other Butterwell and Crosbie, and abstained from all cat-and-dog absurdities.

  • Consternation versus Hilarity went racing suddenly like a cat-and-dog combat across his eyes.

    Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  • We lived a cat-and-dog existence, and parted with mutual recriminations, since when I have not seen her!

    The Imaginary Marriage

    Henry St. John Cooper