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An obviously faulty endeavor; also as ~ /won't hunt/, predictive of failure.
No go, non-starter
As he faced the blank stares of the members following his proposal, someone whispered offcamera, "Well. That dog don't hunt."
by edgemoto March 28, 2004
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The horrible moment when you realise that you have accidentally done something very slightly wrong which has very bad (usually embarassing) implications for you. This is typically the moment of realisation that you just sent a dirty text message to a close member of family, typically your mother, rather than the intended recipient.
Message: "i'm free this afternoon so come over and fuck me senseless, my parents will be out all day"
Recipient: Mum
Message Sent
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pseudo-country-bumpkin wisdom uttered in response to news item or rumor designed to scandalize a political opponent.

The idea is that the rumor is either very easily refuted or is unimportant to the public, and thus is as worthless as a dog who won't hunt.
Bush is trying to spread rumors about Kerry's Vietnam record but that dog won't hunt.
by cnorton March 31, 2004
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1. a way of saying a particular man is a homosexual, wimp or sissy. used by the Bush administration in the campaign against Kerry by using a picture of a fox hound wearing a tutu with the caption "that dog don't hunt," referring to the eventual state of the nation if Kerry had won.

2. a way of saying you or someone else is not interested in a particular activity.
Joe: <to Rick> I heard you were going to go rock climbing with Jim tomorrow.

Rick: uh uh, that dog don't hunt.
by andrew holley July 17, 2005
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