|a dog's breakfast
||a mixture of many things, a hodgepodge
||This book is a dog's breakfast. It contains a bit of everything.
|a dog's life
||a poor life, hard times
||Without a job, it's a dog's life.
|a doggy bag
||a bag or container for food you don't eat at the restaurant or café
||If we can't eat all the lobster, ask for a doggy bag and we'll take it home. We can have it for lunch tomorrow.
|a double-edged sword
||a device that can help you and hurt you
||Truth is a double-edged sword. It can imprison me or set me free.
|a downer (drug)
||a drug that relaxes you, a sedative
||Before bedtime he took a downer to help him relax and sleep.
|a downer (sadness)
||an event or statement that causes sadness
||News of the war was a downer. Most of the people dreaded war.
||a boring time, a yawner
||Mary's party was a drag. We just sat around and talked.
|a dressing down
||a scolding, a lecture, a piece of my mind
||Mother gave me a dressing down when I said bad words.
|a drop in the bucket
||a small part, a tiny piece, the tip of the iceberg
||This donation is only a drop in the bucket, but it is appreciated.
|a duke's mixture
||an odd combination of things, a strange mixture of items, a dog's breakfast, Fibber McGee's closet
||When Lynn opened the lid of the box she found a duke's mixture - everything from jewelry to birdseed!