like a whipped dog

like a whipped dog

Having a dejected, unhappy, or embarrassed expression or demeanor. Tommy just sat in the corner like a whipped dog after I finished shouting at him for breaking the TV. I heard Janet didn't get the promotion. She's been moping at her desk like a whipped dog all afternoon.
See also: dog, like, whip

like a whipped ˈdog

ashamed, embarrassed or unhappy because you have been defeated or punished: I hate it but when I get angry with him, he just looks at you like a whipped dog.
See also: dog, like, whip