dog’s ballocks n.
1. anything obvious.
|DSUE (8th edn) 325/1: since ca. 1920.|
|G’DAY 70: E’s flogged it. Sticks out like dog's balls.|
2. anything excellent, admirable, first-rate.
|SuperBike Sept. n.p.: The Absolute Bollocks.|
|et al. [title] Viz: the dog’s bollocks: the best of issues 26 to 31.|
|Guardian Sat. Rev. 5 Sept. 3: [The film] might be one of Tarantino’s strays, but it is the dog’s bollocks.|
|A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun 73: I thought the young Elvis was the dog’s bollocks.|
|Ringer [ebook] n.p.: You weren't the dog's bollocks you thought you were.|
3. a complete mess.
|The Joy (2015) [ebook] He’s just not good enough. He’d chance his arm right enough – or rather mine – but he’d make a complete dog’s bollix of it [i.e. a complex tattoo].|
4. a derisive retort.
|Mondo Desperado 27: ‘Thomas Aquinas! The two ends of a dog’s bollocks!’ and ‘I’ll give you informed conscience, you gimpy-looking hoor and that fucker along with you! You hear me?’.|