Jientje at Heaven Is In Belgium hosts A Thousand Words In Idioms on Wednesdays wherein she asks participants to illustrate an idiom or two with a photo.
If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas.
Sorry that picture isn’t clearer — it’s an old one, maybe even from an old cell phone, I don’t remember. But the saying means basically if you associate with the wrong kind of people, you’ll pick up some of their bad habits or flaws.
This is a phrase used for a low-down, sneaky, cheating person. Thankfully Suzie can be transformed from a dirty dog to a clean one, though she’s not happy about the process. I just love her pitiful expression there. Poor baby!
And though we’re supposed to keep it to two idioms, I did want to show Suzie on a happier note:
Every dog has his (or her) day.
This means everyone has some good portion to his life, some chance for success.