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Dog

In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.

dog

Slang for an undesirable property.

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But the sly dog dived, came up under the man-of-war, scuttled her, and down she went, with all sail set, `To the bottom of the sea, sea, sea' where.
They shot him, and pursued me, by the scent of their dog, three miles; but I killed the dog, and escaped.
They jumped aside in a great fright, then all of them turned to follow the snake, saying that this was what the dog was barking at.
there sat the dog with eyes as big as saucers glaring at him.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair To risk your heart for a dog to tear.
On the contrary his Majesty actually smiled so far as a Dog can smile--and (the other Dogs couldn't believe their eyes, but it was true, all the same) his Majesty wagged his tail!
The dog rose on his hind legs, and stood upright for a full minute.
Each beast was called by name, the weakest first, and woe betide any dog that moved out of his turn; for the tapering lash would shoot out like thonged lightning, and flick away an inch or so of hair and hide.
After he had travelled a little way, he spied a dog lying by the roadside and panting as if he were tired.
I do not blame the dog (contenting myself, as a rule, with merely clouting his head or throwing stones at him), because I take it that it is his nature.
He maintained that the dog got that laugh to encourage him also.
Occasionally a dog whined or snarled, but in the main the team kept silent.