every dog has his day

1545 R. TAVERNER tr. Erasmus’ Adages (ed. 2) 63 A dogge hath a day.

1600–1 SHAKESPEARE Hamlet v. i. 286 Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.

1611 R. COTGRAVE Dict. French & English s.v. Fevrier, Euerie dog hath his day.

1726 POPE Odyssey V. xxii. Dogs, ye have had your day; ye fear’d no more Ulysses vengeful from the Trojan shore.

1837 CARLYLE French Revolution III. I. i. How changed for Marat, lifted from his dark cellar!.. All dogs have their day; even rabid dogs.

1863 C. KINGSLEY Water Babies ii. Young blood must have its course, lad, And every dog his day.

1978 ‘M. CRAIG’ Were He Stranger x. ‘She could be his sister.’ ‘No way—not with a face like that.’ ‘Well, every dog deserves his day.’


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