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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.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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13) Huxley's work on a species of cynocephalus (apes with doglike heads) in his seminal Man's Place in Nature (1863) synthesized the human's anatomical function with that of the dog (Figure 2) most explicitly in its representation of a seemingly genuine hybrid between human's closest animal relative (the ape) and the canine (the animal long considered as "man's best friend").
Wormtongue continues to behave in a doglike manner to the conclusion of the story.
Though their names would suggest a canine connection, the only visibly doglike aspect of inukami spirits is their bushy tails.
The orb soon mutates into an alien, doglike creature whose head resembles a tribble (a shout-out to "Star Trek") and whose bendable body comes straight from the Play-Doh factory.
Younger children find Trudy's doglike poses particularly hilarious.
15 Which kind of deer is sometimes called the barking deer because of the doglike noise it makes when startled?
The mestizo is first of all likened to a snake, but his sagacity in following the priest when they first meet, his visual memory, and his office as a hunting hound for the police certainly are doglike features: "'That priest's voice,' the half-caste said with disgust.
With a doglike animal called a scrunt determined to stop her, Cleveland takes it upon himself to help Story complete her mission.
Zeke replied, "if they had just been prowling doglike.