What does it mean going to the dogs? Definition of go to the dogs
informal. : to become ruined : to change to a much worse condition Our favorite restaurant has gone to the dogs lately. The economy is going to the dogs.
Where does the saying going to the dogs come from? Origin: As far back as the 1500s, bad or stale food that was not thought to be suitable for human consumption was thrown to the dogs. The expression caught on and expanded to include any person or thing that came to a bad end, was ruined, or looked terrible.
What does the expression the dogs mean? phrase. If you say that something is going to the dogs, you mean that it is becoming weaker and worse in quality. [informal, disapproval]
What does save it for the birds mean? Worthless, not to be taken seriously, no good. For example, This conference is for the birds—let’s leave now. This term has been said to allude to horse droppings from which birds would extract seeds.