drover's dog


drover's dog
: like a drover's dog Drover's dog has been used since the 1940s in various similes, usually uncomplimentary- 'a head like a drover's dog' (big and ugly), 'all prick and ribs like a drover's dog' (lean and hungry), and 'leaking like a drover's dog' (as in 'the NSW Cabinet is leaking like a drover's dog!'). It can also mean a nonentity, as when a politician commented in 1983 that 'a drover's dog could lead the Labor Party to victory'.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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