A Menagerie of Beastly Phrases

Royal Menagerie - Museum of London

An engraving depicting animals from the Royal Menagerie at Exeter Change in the Strand. [Source © Museum of London]

Now that the dog days of August are long past and the evenings have started to get ever so nippy, we at Ketchum…wait—dog days? What does that even mean? What do dogs have to do with August? Curious, we looked it up; and in the process discovered a slew of other interesting animal-related idioms commonly in use in the English-speaking world. Herewith—our favorites. Continue reading

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