For the moment they have managed to make the British Museum a sort of dog-in-the-manger.
Well, at any rate, she had never been anything to him and he was no dog-in-the-manger.
It wasn't really from the dog-in-the-manger spirit that the little woman acted.
Now look here: it's just foolery to let this dog-in-the-manger Company hold the stage any longer.
His was a dog-in-the-manger affection; he did not want her himself, and yet he would allow nobody else to have her.
But from a national standpoint such a dog-in-the-manger policy must eventually bring its own punishment.
Her clear eyes turned wonderingly on him in the moonlight, and he mentally cursed his dog-in-the-manger mood.
He realized thoroughly the egotism, the dog-in-the-manger spirit which was alive in him, and hated but could not banish it.
Undoubtedly Airey Newton was glad to hear that, though with no joy which can rank above a dog-in-the-manger's.
It becomes exceedingly easy for one road to play a dog-in-the-manger part.
A person who spitefully refuses to let someone else benefit from something for which he or she has no personal use: “We asked our neighbor for the fence posts he had left over, but, like a dog in the manger, he threw them out rather than give them to us.” The phrase comes from one of Aesop's fables, about a dog lying in a manger full of hay. When an ox tries to eat some hay, the dog bites him, despite the fact that the hay is of no use to the dog.