attack dog

Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to attack dog

a watchdog trained to attack on command

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Then there are the attack dogs, willing to jump on any prey upon their master's bidding.
The latest incident happened on Sunday, January 9, and police want to trace the two men who were with the attack dogs.
Dr Reid countered: 'You called me an attack dog because I've got a Glasgow accent.
As "the best illustration of the power of the far right to draw the mainstream into its web of lies," Alterman cites the purported savaging of David Brock, a conservative attack dog turned penitent liberal, after the publication of his memoir Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative.
As a way of rationalizing this, Lieberman confides that he was all set to play attack dog, but "the pollsters and the consultants counseled otherwise.
The owner of the alleged attack dog has multiple dogs of the same breed at their residence
Toby Tiangco, Binay's top attack dog, who had waved before television cameras Poe's 2010 certificate of candidacy, apologized, not personally though but through a text message that he sent to media.
IS it possible, I wonder, that the Labour party coupled with its attack dog activists can give the readers the benefit of their wisdom by explaining how when Gordon Brown, pictured, promised British jobs for British workers that over the last five years we now have four million foreign workers working in the UK - this figure being raised this year alone by 330,000?
Tories have been alarmed by Labour leader Ed Miliband's decision to appoint Mr Balls as his number two after Alan Johnson quit over marriage difficulties, reckoning him the party's most fearsome attack dog.
I dare say Mr Betteridge shall come under attack for his letter from the usual army of followers John Lines has around him, this usually includes how the Housing Department has improved under his stewardship but quite honestly this wasn't hard to achieve, as under Labour the department was constantly politically interfered with which John Lines, the attack dog of the Tory leadership, stopped upon assuming office allowing the splendid officers of the council Housing Department the chance to do their job, which they have with great skill and success.
TV Guide" and "sends his attack dog Jacques Steinberg out -- that fellow right there, the writer for The New York Times -- to do these hit pieces.
Trained from childhood to be a human attack dog, Danny accompanies Bart and his gang on their collecting rounds.
One of the area newspapers the family runs is The Independent, a thrice-weekly San Francisco free newspaper that has played the role of attack dog for the mayor, often lashing out at his opponents.
He was the Aussie attack dog and it cost him his place in the team - as well as a few fans who thought he had dishonoured the Baggy Green.
JV Bautista said de Lima is allowing her office to become the attack dog of the Liberal Party.