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Difference between Dingo’s breakfast and Dog’s breakfast

dingo’s breakfast—(Austral. sl.) a drink of water, with nothing to eat:

  • We quickly prepared for the hunt, had a dingo’s breakfast and we were off.

dog’s breakfast—(sl.) an untidy mess; a distasteful mixture (also: dog’s dinner):

  • The plot of the film is a dog’s breakfast of half-baked ideas.

Note: Neither expression correlates in meaning with the phrase donkey’s breakfast(sl.)

1. a straw mattress:

  • There we slept on the usual “donkey’s breakfast.”

2. a straw hat:

  • She was wearing a red dress and had a donkey’s breakfast on her head.