Definition of go to the dogs
- Our favorite restaurant has gone to the dogs lately.
- The economy is going to the dogs.
: to move on a course : proceed — compare stop
: to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart
: to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure
: the act or manner of going
: the height of fashion : rage
: an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence
: functioning properly : being in good and ready condition
: a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board
: a male dog
: a worthless or contemptible person
: having an inferior or inauthentic quality : spurious
: to hunt, track, or follow like a hound
: to worry as if by pursuit with dogs : plague
: to bother or pester persistently
: extremely, utterly
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