Meaning of dog and bone in English:

dog and bone


rhyming slang British
  • A phone.

    ‘Ten minutes later he's on the dog and bone again.’
    • ‘We had little info on this brewery apart from a phone number, so we reached for the dog and bone and had a natter to the owner.’
    • ‘Burly Dad conducts his antique business in a cockney accent on the dog and bone.’
    • ‘Thus the trouble and strife would walk down the apples and pears and along the frog and toad to use the public dog and bone.’
    telephone, mobile phone, mobile, cell phone, car phone, radiotelephone, cordless phone, videophone, extension