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Feet hurt. This is an old expression, typically associated with the South and especially concentrated around the Appalachian Mountain chain. Older usage didn't connote smelly or dirty feet, just sore feet.

There is a brand of shoe called "Hush Puppy" and it's is named that as a reference to the expression, "My dogs are barking." In the case of the shoe, Hush Puppies are supposedly so comfortable they can quiet your puppies - that is, stop your feet from hurting.
by berber carpet bomb March 21, 2012
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Translation: "My feet are tired."

I'm uncertain of its origin. I started hearing this phrase around 2002 or so from different people, then it was used by one of the soldiers in "Half Life: Opposing Force"

I originally took this to mean "I gotta take a DUMP!" But have been proven wrong , apparently. Nonetheless I still prefer my interpretation.
by MarcM January 20, 2005
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"dogs are barking" dogs actually refers to ones feet. It is unclear if the term barking means hurt or smell.
after a long day on your feet. Boy, my "dogs are barking"
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So.. this is not a phrase of american origin as suggested in the other definitions. It comes from the Cockney rhyming slang "dog meat" -> "feet" and means my feet hurt.
by medthepirate May 25, 2018
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