|dodge a bullet
||avoid a failure or loss or injury
||Kevin dodged a bullet. He got a "D" on the final exam.
||(See go the way of the dodo)
|doesn't add up
||is not logical, does not make sense
||One shot was fired, but three cows are dead. It doesn't add up.
|doesn't mince words
||does not say nice words when complaining, call a spade a spade, straight from the shoulder
||When Greta is angry she doesn't mince words. She tells you what is bothering her.
||is not believable, is not logical, does not make sense
||His explanation doesn't wash. If a millennium begins at year 1, how does he account for the first year?
|dog days of summer
||the hottest days of summer, midsummer
||We like to watch baseball during the dog days of summer.
|dog eat dog
||vicious competition, everybody for himself
||Will education prepare us for the dog-eat-dog world of business?
|dog in the manger
||a person who will not share something he does not use or need
||He's a dog in the manger about his office space. He doesn't use it, but he won't let us have it.
||be lazy, not work
||Bill admits he's been dogging it lately. He lacks energy.
||follow me, bother me
||His failure in politics dogged him for the rest of his life.