Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Phrase of the day: put on the dog

The phrase of the day is put on the dog:

to ​act as if you are more ​important than you are


"The people there were not mere Catholics but clericalists, who cherished their cathedral and churches not as sanctuaries but as glorious monuments to their own superior unction.  For them religion was less a way of worship than a way of putting on the dog."

 - John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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