that's a good boy/girl/dog (etc.)

idiom

Definition of that's a good boy/girl/dog (etc.)

used especially to praise a child or animal for obeying
  • Please pick up your toys. That's a good girl.
  • Sit. That's a good dog.

Word by Word Definitions

that play
  1. : the person, thing, or idea indicated, mentioned, or understood from the situation

  2. : the time, action, or event specified

  3. : the kind or thing specified as follows

  1. used as a function word to introduce a noun clause that is usually the subject or object of a verb or a predicate nominative

  2. used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is anticipated by the expletive it occurring as subject of the verb

  3. used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is joined as complement to a noun or adjective

  1. : being the person, thing, or idea specified, mentioned, or understood

  2. : being the one specified

  3. : so great a : such

  1. used as a function word to introduce a restrictive relative clause and to serve as a substitute within that clause for the substantive modified by the clause

  2. : at which : in which : on which : by which : with which : to which

  3. : according to what : to the extent of what

  1. : to such an extent

  2. : very, extremely

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

dog play
  1. : canid

  2. : a male dog

  3. : a worthless or contemptible person

  1. : canine

  2. : having an inferior or inauthentic quality : spurious

  1. : to hunt, track, or follow like a hound

  2. : to worry as if by pursuit with dogs : plague

  3. : to bother or pester persistently

  1. : extremely, utterly


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