as crook as a mangy dog

as crook as a mangy dog
Australian Slang
feeling extremely unwell

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • As crook as a mangy dog — feeling extremely unwell …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • crook — /krʊk / (say krook) noun 1. a bent or curved piece, appendage, etc.; a hook; the hooked part of anything. 2. an instrument or implement having a bent or curved part, as a shepherd s staff hooked at one end or as the crozier of a bishop or abbot.… …   Australian English dictionary