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lap dog

a small pet dog that can easily be held in the lap.
Origin of lap dog
1635-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The frog belonged to his lap dog, killed by a car when it uncharacteristically ran into the street.
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  • Already, they have become more of a lap dog for the industry rather than a watch dog for the public.
  • We believe this board would be a lap dog, not a watch dog.

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