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shaggy dog story

  

      n  
Informal   a long rambling joke ending in a deliberate anticlimax, such as a pointless punch line  
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shaggy  
      adj   , -gier, -giest  
1    having or covered with rough unkempt fur, hair, wool, etc.  
a shaggy dog     
2    rough or unkempt  
3    (in textiles) having a nap of long rough strands  
  shaggily      adv  
  shagginess      n  


shaggy cap  
      n   an edible saprotrophic agaricaceous fungus, Coprinus comatus, having a white cap covered with shaggy scales  
shaggy dog story  
      n  
Informal   a long rambling joke ending in a deliberate anticlimax, such as a pointless punch line  

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shaggy

  
  
hairy, hirsute, long-haired, rough, tousled, unkempt, unshorn  
  
Antonyms     
   close-cropped, crew-cut, cropped, flat-woven, neatly-trimmed, shorn, short-haired, short-piled, smooth  

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shaggy cap, shaggily, shag, shay

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
n.
something or someone that is regarded as outstanding, extremely good ; the best ; the cream ; the quintessence ; the jewel ; the top ; the bee's knees ; the cat's pyjamas
[UK];[Slang] Refers to the dog's habit of licking its testicles. By extension (and not without humor) the latter probably taste good! Ex: Among their albums,"master of puppets" is likely the dog's bullocks!
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
n.
award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
n.
transformation of a story or a product in a game
n.
adding narrative to a topic ; transforming some facts into a story
n.
sentence containing all letters of a given alphabet at least once.The canonical example in English is: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'.
A perfect pangram contains each letter of the alphabet just once and thus is far more difficult to come up with. The best seems to be: 'Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx'.
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
id.
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
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