Tail Wagging the Dog

What Does "Tail Wagging the Dog" Mean?

"Tail wagging the dog" is an English idiom. It means "a situation where a small or insignificant part of something controls or influences the entire thing; when a less important element dictates the actions or decisions of a more significant entity."

Examples in Sentences

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