dog in the manger

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someone who prevents you from enjoying something that they themselves have no need for

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There are no dogs and there is no manger in Dog In The Manger, which opens the Royal Shakespeare Company's Spanish Golden Age season in the North-east.
The Dog In The Manger at the People's Theatre until Saturday
Productions on offer include Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Dog in the Manger, Tamar's Revenge and The House of Desires.
Joseph seems to be working 24-7 these days, taking roles in The Dog In The Manger, House of Desires and Pedro, The Great Pretender, all at the People's Theatre, in Heaton, Newcastle, from next week.
The four plays to be staged at the People's Theatre in Newcastle ( a major boost for the amateur company which runs it ( are The Dog In The Manger by Lope de Vega (which Boswell directs); House of Desires by Sor Juana InAs de la Cruz; Pedro, the Great Pretender by Miguel Cervantes; and Tamar's Revenge by Tirso de Molina.