Disparaging. (especially in Chinese Communist propaganda)
- a person or institution subservient to counterrevolutionary interests.
- a manipulable, servile follower; lackey: to be reviled as a running dog of the colonialists.
Architecture. Vitruvian scroll.
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The Origin Of Dog DaysIt’s hot again, up in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s that time of year when the sun shines its most unforgiving beams, baking the ground and, indeed, us. It’s the portion of summer known as the hottest time of the year. Or, more delightfully, the dog days. Contrary to common conjecture, the dog days do not take their peculiar name from weather that “isn’t fit for …
- running back,
- running belay,
- running board,
- running bond,
- running commentary,
- running english,
- running fix,
- running gaff,
- running gear,
- running hand
Origin of running dog
1925–30; in political sense, translation of Chinese zǒugǒu
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