it’s dogged as does it

Similar in form to the expression easy does it.

1864 M. B. CHESNUT Diary 6 Aug. (1949) 429 ‘It’s dogged as does it,’ says Isabella.

1867 TROLLOPE Last Chronicle of Barset lxi. There ain’t nowt a man can’t bear if he’ll only be dogged... It’s dogged as does it. It’s not thinking about it.

1916 J. BUCHAN Greenmantle i. We’ve got the measure of the old Boche now, and it’s dogged as does it.

1965 K. GILES Some Beasts no More v. It was Colonel Rodgers. ‘Any progress?’.. ‘Very little, it’s dogged as does it, sir.’


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