- dog it, Informal.
- to shirk one's responsibility; loaf on the job.
- to retreat, flee, renege, etc.: a sponsor who dogged it when needed most.
"She looked at the horse, spraddle-legged, dull-eyed, with pumping ribs and flaring nostrils, and heard the breath rattle in its throat.
"'Is he sick?'
"'I thought for a while he was just dogging it. They're not pulling any load to speak of, but look at him heave.'"
- Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose