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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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HERE we go again, another high street retailer thrown to the dogs by greedy banks which the taxpayers saved from oblivion.
Suddenly going to justice for sexual assault is compared with being thrown to the dogs, and a paedophile act is being legitimised by the relaxed atmosphere of the 70's.
Never again shall we allow this land to be thrown to the dogs because of tribal division.