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put on the dog

  1. (colloquial, idiomatic, dated) To dress up; to make a show of wealth and/or importance; to be pretentious. [from 19th c.]
    Synonym: put on airs
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber & Faber 2003, p. 94:
      If she softened her natural vowels a fraction in keeping with her role as a Protestant lady, she did not put on dog or act in a snobbish manner.

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