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bird dog

Did You Know?
People began using bird-dog as a verb meaning "to closely watch someone or something" or "to doggedly seek out someone or something" in the early 20th century. Both meanings reflect skills likely to be possessed by a well-trained bird dog—that is, a hunting dog trained to hunt or retrieve birds. 

now it means  to watch closely  to seek out something

With millions of city dollars invested, citizens are bird-dogging the riverfront development project to its completion.

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