to dog-ear

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - dog-ear

"to dog-ear"

to turn down the corner of a page of printed material


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - dog-ear


to be worn or shabby from overuse


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - dog-ear

A husband and wife are talking ...

Wife:  You really should take a look at this magazine article. I think you would find it really interesting.

Husband:  Thanks.  I am concentrating on this book at the moment. Would you please dog-ear the page and I'll look at it later?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - dog-ear

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Are you going to play hockey this winter?

Friend 2:  I am planning too. Why?

Friend 1:  Perhaps you should think about getting a new pair of skates. Yours are starting to look a little dog-eared.

dog-eared - Usage:


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dog-eared - Gerund Form:

Dog-earing a page will make it easier to find later.

dog-eared - Examples:

1)  Savour them, devour them, underline key words and sentiments, dog-ear them, scrawl notes in the margins.

2)  Otherwise, dog-ear pages on your textbook and cross your fingers that you don't confuse yourself.

3)  ... the built-in dictionary, the ability to do annotations -- not only can you' dog-ear' the page, but you can 'un-dog-ear' it and leave no crease ...

4)  ... married to my guidebooks. Pages I can dog-ear; sentences I can highlight.

5)  Clicking on the top right will dog-ear the page for a bookmark.

6)  ... simple to lay aside while you check a different reference, bookmark your place, dog-ear the interesting pages, highlight and make notes.

7)  Every dog-ear is a meta-memory, a pointer to an idea that I wanted to retain but ...

8)  Readers probably did not dog-ear pages in biblical manuscripts all that much.

9)  And do not lose them. Do you ever dog-ear books? NO. Especially with borrowed books.

10)  We underline, star, dog-ear, and highlight to make the book our own.

11)  If you are a like me, you make sure to dog-ear this page for your reference, as you work your way through the flurry of ...

12)  ... are passed along from one student to the next, they get more highlighted, dog-eared, tattered, and worn.

13)  In the case of dog-eared fence pickets, the corners of the boards should be cut off so as to ...

14)  The review copy I worked from is now practically destroyed by so many dog-eared pages and underlined and highlighted passages.

15)  Their handbooks are dog-eared, they've read and studied them so much.

16)  ... between plush private gyms for the relatively wealthy and dog-eared municipal sites for everybody else.

17)  There's a long dog-eared list of things that contribute to project failure.

18)  ... arena-geared sounds currently dominating country radio might not be well-versed in some of the dog-eared classics represented here, ...

19)  It's starting to get dog-eared, which is a sure sign of overuse!

20)  A few suspect, dog-eared anecdotes from "unnamed sources" (embittered former bankers by the sound of it ...