The Dog's Bollocks (Origin)

by Craig Shrives

What Is the Origin of the Saying "The Dog's Bollocks"?

The children's toy set Meccano came in two standards: Box Standard and Box Deluxe. Box Standard was the basic model and is believed to be the derivation of the term bog standard, which means average. Box Deluxe, on the other hand, was used by the workers in the Meccano factory to mean posh or high quality. Over time, Box Deluxe changed to Dog's Bollocks as workers swapped the initial letters of the words. It spread quickly. Other versions, such as the mutts nuts and the dog's danglies, emerged soon afterwards.

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The Dog's Bollocks (Origin)

Examples of Use:

  • The new sports car he bought is the dog's bollocks; it's sleek, fast, and impressive.
  • They claim their product is the dog's bollocks, the best in the market with superior features.
  • He thinks his fashion sense is the dog's bollocks, always wearing the trendiest and most stylish outfits.
  • After months of hard work, they finally launched their website, and it looks the dog's bollocks – modern and user-friendly.
  • The chef's signature dish is the dog's bollocks; it's praised by diners as the most delicious item on the menu.

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