man's best friend

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Definition of man's best friend

used to refer to a dog or to dogs as a group

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“Man's best friend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%27s%20best%20friend. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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