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You don't keep a dog and bark yourself

This page is about the saying "You don't keep a dog and bark yourself"

Possible meaning:
If you pay someone to do a job, or you have servants to do it, it makes no sense to do the job yourself.

Note:
bark (verb) = (of a dog) emit a bark | bark (noun) = the loud sound that a dog makes

Quick Quiz

If you believe that "you don't keep a dog and bark yourself", then you would expect to

a. help your gardener take care of your garden

b. let your gardener take care of your garden alone

c. let your dog guard your gardener

Saying of the Day

Contributor: Josef Essberger