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Why have to be every dog has its day?



 
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Why have to be every dog has its day? #1 (permalink) Sun Aug 22, 2004 21:09 pm   Why have to be every dog has its day?
 

Hi Alan, 8)

Please help me again. for this sentence I don't work out why have to be just dog. why dog is the right correct?
Test No. incompl/inter-38 "Save the Day", question 6

Don't worry your bad luck will soon end. Remember every ......... has its day.

(a) dog
(b) cat
(c) mouse
(d) rat

Test No. incompl/inter-38 "Save the Day", answer 6

Don't worry your bad luck will soon end. Remember every dog has its day.

Correct answer: (a) dog

Your answer was: incorrect
Don't worry your bad luck will soon end. Remember every rat has its day.

Thank you for your advance
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Dog #2 (permalink) Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:45 am   Dog
 

Hi,

For some reason 'dog' is often used to represent someone who is having a bad time. You can see that in expressions like 'lead a dog's life'- have a miserable time, 'be in the doghouse' - be in trouble. So in this expression: 'Every dog ....' it means even the most unfortunate person has some luck some time.
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