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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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Sheriff Lindsay Foulis said: "What makes this more serious is that it is the case that you said you were dog-tired."
That's why some people say they are "dog-tired" to describe an enormous amount of fatigue that they could not even lift a finger.
Men on farms, for example, dog-tired from long and sweaty hours of hard labor, coming in for supper (dinner came at noon), their overalls reeking of barn chores and the forced intimacy with animals and their waste.
"I was only eight when Kathy joined the Land Army, but I remember she would come home dog-tired saying it was hard work," said Sheila.
Tiny pup Marco looks dog-tired as he lets out a big yawn.
POOR little Scamp was dog-tired after he followed an ambulance containing his master TWO MILES through city centre traffic.
Others end up dog-tired after strenuous sessions in the gym's large heated whirlpool where, buoyed up by their bright yellow life jackets, they swim lap after lap in pursuit of a slimmer figure.
Such luxuries are enough to make even the most dog-tired customers feel like Penthouse Pets.
From dog-tired opener I Feel Love onwards, D&B is a hammy and cheesy rehash of the gasoline goth pursued, to ever diminishing returns, by Jack and co on previous TDW releases.
SOMETIMES when you're dog-tired you don't care about anything but sleep.