Ep Members Help Me Out Here...

so, i have a quote, or maybe it is a saying that i want you all to interpret and tell me what YOU think it means. it would help me out a lot.

the saying or quote is:

"every dog has his day".

i've looked up the origins and what have you, but the meaning is somewhat skewed by all the sites i have seen.

ideas or suggestions anyone?

lostcancerian lostcancerian 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2008

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Believe it or not, this phrase actually became popularized from Hamlet by William Shakespeare, although there are various forms of it that originated earlier.

The full quote spoken by the title character in Act 5 is:

"Let Hercules himself do what he may;

the cat will mew and the dog will have his day."

It means that a victim of a wrong will have his/her revenge. In the case of the play, Hamlet is saying that nothing can stop him now. He will finally get his revenge against his uncle.