Dog Day Afternoon

Phrase to be extemely ill
sick as a dog
Oh you look sick as a dog. What's up? Do you have the flu or something?
Phrase when your partner is angry with you for something you did
in the dog house
Nah, I'm not sick. I'm having a very bad day. I had to sleep on the couch last night because I'm in the dog house with Chris.
Phrase displaying embarrassment or shame after doing something wrong
with my tail between my legs
I came home really late with my tail between my legs. I was ashamed because I was so drunk! Can you believe I fell against a table and broke it?!
Phrase someone seems more hostile or aggressive than is the case
bark is worse than his bite
Ah, your girlfriend's bark is worse than her bite. I'm sure she won't stay angry for long. She's good at forgiving and forgetting, right?
Phrase an alcoholic drink taken to cure a hangover
hair of the dog
Yeah you're right. Now I just need some hair of the dog to cure my hangover. Wanna go grab a drink and a bite to eat?
Phrase a place that is not as good as it was in the past
gone to the dogs
Whoa, this place has really gone to the dogs! It looks a lot older and dirtier than I remember. I'm not so sure about eating here.
Phrase food that looks unappealing
like a dog's dinner
You’re right, my food looks like a dog's dinner. Pretty disgusting! I don't think I can eat it!
Phrase a container a restaurant provides to take home food you have not finished
doggy bag
It turns out mine was OK, but too much food! I'll get a doggy bag for the leftovers. And you know, my hangover is gone. Good to be going home now.