(to be) in the doghouse

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - in the doghouse

"(to be) in the doghouse"

to be in someone's disfavor;

to be in trouble with someone


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - in the doghouse

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I suppose you're in trouble now. Why were you fighting in school?

Friend 2:  When somebody insults my mother, I have no choice.

Friend 1:  You know that the principal won't accept any justification for fighting.

Friend 2:  Then I will resign myself to being in the doghouse for a while.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - in the doghouse

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Did I ever make a mistake. The boss is so displeased with me.

Colleague 2:  What did you do?

Colleague 1:  I missed a deadline for a report that the boss needed for a part of his presentation to his boss.

Colleague 2:  It's no wonder you're in the doghouse then.

Sunday Fun Idiom

"(to be) in the doghouse"

Sunday Fun Idiom - in the doghouse

(to be) in the doghouse - Usage:


(to be) in the doghouse - Gerund Form:

Being in the doghouse means that you must have done something wrong.

(to be) in the doghouse - Examples:

1)  ... missed a total of four days in two months and I already was in the doghouse.

2)  ... distinctly remember thinking that green was still considered quite unfashionable and had been in the doghouse for a long long time - since the 80's.

3)  It's a little difficult to concentrate when one knows one's in the doghouse.

4)  The client is unhappy, the whole team looks bad and you're in the doghouse.

5)  Quebec has been placed squarely in the doghouse as a new report decries its track record on animal protection.

6)  Nothing says marriage like a man's first night in the doghouse -- but let's try to avoid making it his wedding night.

7)  Indeed I find myself constantly in the doghouse with my wife, as I regularly use my own money to purchase articles of ...

8)  Nobody likes the feeling of being in the doghouse; making a mistake and hurting the one you love is never a pleasant moment.

9)  There are times you might be in the doghouse before you even know what you have done to get there.

10)  Among his first tweets was the revelation that Kate would be in the doghouse with William when he gets back from deployment in the Falklands for revealing his name ...

11)  For a large part of last year Letwin was in the doghouse with colleagues, who felt a natural frustration that he refused to let them make ...

12)  Husbands in the doghouse for forgetting their wedding anniversary, best friends falling out because of overlooked birthdays and ...

13)  If Lee was unfaithful he'd be in the doghouse for sure.

14)  ... his State, where the Congress is eying a comeback after six years in the doghouse.

15)  It's almost foreshadowing of most end results of divorces -- dad is in the doghouse and mom gets the kids.

16)  In the doghouse with your special someone? Flowers just aren't doing it?

17)  People who are in the doghouse don't get the same privileges as those who are not.

18)  I saw the play live that put Wright in the doghouse: it was during third quarter of the Wolves game on Monday when he did ...

19)  ... only way I can have this app on my phone without ending up in the doghouse is under the auspices of research.

20)  Tom was in the doghouse after he was late for dinner with his wife's parents.