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#171469 - 11/19/07 08:18 PM Re: Raised under foot [Re: Hydra]
Jackie Offline

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Like theFF, I've never heard the expression raised under foot. I've just heard the latter word in sentences like, "You kids get out from under foot now, so I can cook dinner."

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#171470 - 11/20/07 03:02 AM Re: Raised under foot [Re: Jackie]
BranShea Offline
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Quote:
.. or guests who are determined to "help" you in your kitchen...their way.

I really like this little detail.

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#171482 - 11/20/07 12:39 PM Re: Raised under foot [Re: BranShea]
Hydra Offline
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Given all the explanation that is needed, would "domesticated" or "raised indoors" be better?

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#171490 - 11/20/07 02:47 PM Re: Raised under foot [Re: Hydra]
Jackie Offline

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If that is indeed what it means (and I can't think of a better explanation), then yes, I agree. Though "raised indoors" could mean a cage, I guess. (I cannot abide the idea of dogs being kept in crates...unless the door is NEVER closed. Then I guess it could be considered a nice, safe, dog bed.)

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#171491 - 11/20/07 02:58 PM Re: Raised under foot [Re: Jackie]
TheFallibleFiend Offline
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Perhaps it was intended as a shibboleth the significance of which might only be interpreted by worthy parents.

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#171492 - 11/20/07 03:08 PM Re: Raised under foot [Re: Hydra]
BranShea Offline
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I have a feeling the "raised under foot" expression does not necessarily mean índoors. I can see kids and puppies, kittens or whatever is being raised tottering in and out of open doors.
I like the underfoot expression better than domesticated because it is visualising the scene.
And sorry to bother with analogies again. We have a similar expression: "voor de voeten lopen" To hinder someone by being in front of someone's feet. Used like Jackie explained it.

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#171532 - 11/22/07 09:40 PM Re: Raised under foot [Re: tsuwm]
R. Eastcourt Offline
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Registered: 11/01/07
Posts: 99
Loc: Hungarian Gypsy
I found several ads using this term. For example:

AM A SMALL BREEDER DEDICATED TO PRODUCING EXQUISTE COMPANIONS THAT EXEMPLIFY THE BREED.I HAVE PUPPIES & DOGS THAT RANGE FROM MICTO TO TOY SIZE.THEY ARE SPOILED BY ME AND SOCIALIZED WITH MY FAMILY.
THESE Extreme Tiny Grand Champion sired babies too cute to be....... Sweet personality / disposition, family raised under
foot.

Other ads use this jargon and add that the puppies have been 'raised under foot' with cats and small children.

So everyone is correct. The term is both literal and figurative and an example of the jargon of the industry.


Edited by R. Eastcourt (11/22/07 09:45 PM)

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